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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    Ketogenic diet to treat prostate cancer?

    Since May, two publications (one here) have discussed the potential value of a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet in certain men with prostate cancer.

    An abstract presented during the American Urological Association meeting states that obese men tend to have a higher incidence of aggressive prostate cancer and lower levels of the enzyme that controls the rate of ketone production in the body. Lower levels of this enzyme (3-hydroxymethyl glutaryl CoA synthase) lead to lower ketone levels.

    Following a ketogenic diet, which would increase ketone levels, might offer a chemoprevention or treatment strategy for obese prostate cancer patients.

    No recommendation is implied at this time. Many details remain to be worked out.

    7/25/06 23:19 JR

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