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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    Long-term vitamin E study shows no brain benefits

    Vitamin E is the second most commonly used supplement after mutivitamins. About 10% of people in the US take vitamin E supplements every day.

    Well, they’re about to get some bad news.

    As part of the Women’s Health Initiative, more than 6000 elderly women took vitamin E every other day.

    During 10 years of follow-up there were no differences in cognitive function (perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning) between the vitamin E and placebo groups at any time.

    This is not the first time vitamin E failed to prevent or slow the loss of brain function. This study is different because it didn’t single out people with mild dementia for study. So, it applies to all elderly women.

    In an earlier report, more than 700 people with mild dementia were studied for three years, and also showed no benefit from vitamin E.

    12/12/06 09:53 JR

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