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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    Might ankylosing spondylitis respond to omega-3 fatty acids?

    A small study out of Sweden suggests it might.

    24 patients with ankylosing spondylitis were given omega-3 or placebo for 21 weeks.

    • Patients taking 4.55 grams of omega-3 daily showed a significant decrease in disease activity as measured by the Bath Ankylosing Disease Activity Index (patient response to 6 questions about disease severity).
    • There was, however, no change in drug use or functional capacity.
    • Those taking a lower dose (1.95 grams of omega-3 per day) showed no response.

    Interesting, but you know what they say, “More research is needed.”

    Photo: Spine Universe

    12/15/06 10:31 JR

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