The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Eating vegetables raises your ORAC

    This site prevously listed the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) in various foods.

    Now, a study of 43 healthy siblings of children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) reveals that ORAC in the healthy siblings can be predicted by their intake of vegetables and beta-carotene.

    The importance of antioxidant supplementation is controversial. However, earlier work by this same group of researchers showed that ORAC was inversely associated with treatment-related toxicity in children with ALL.

    These latest results in healthy children suggest that oxidative capacity might be increased by increasing the intake of vegetable servings.

    7/9/06 20:31 JR

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