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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    A contrarian view on soy protein and blood pressure

    A quick Google search (“soy” and “blood pressure”) reveals the predominant view that soy has positive effects on the heart and significant (but mild) blood pressure lowering action in people with high blood pressure.

    Here is another view.
    In 41 people with high blood pressure, soy dietary supplementation containing isoflavones had no effect on 24-hour blood pressure parameters or central blood pressure in men and women with hypertension. Also, there was no effect on arterial blood vessel function.

    It’s one study and a minority view, but I think the jury is out on the significance of the effect of soy on blood pressure.

    1/19/07 20:37 JR

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