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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    Know your fats

    It’s not the total amount of fat in your diet that’s linked to disease. What really matters is the type of fat in your diet.

    The Harvard School of Public Health has published a nice table along with a concise discussion that compares the 4 types of fats in our diet, including sources and their effects on LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol.

    The good

    • Monosaturated: Lowers LDL, raises HDL
    • Polyunsaturated: Lowers LDL, raises HDL

    The bad

    • Saturated: Raises LDL and HDL

    The ugly

    • Trans: Raises LDL, lowers HDL

    12/9/06 10:24 JR

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