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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    More experts dispute the role of folate in lowering breast cancer risk

    Reports about the association between the risk of breast cancer and folate intake or blood levels have been inconsistent.

    Now, 3 heavy hitters from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston have reviewed the medical literature.

    They found, “no clear support for an overall relationship between folate intake or blood folate levels and breast cancer risk.”

    However, an “adequate folate intake may reduce the increased risk of breast cancer that has been associated with moderate or high alcohol consumption.”

    These conclusions support an recent review from the Mayo Clinic.

    As I said then, the premise that somebody who abuses their body by drinking alcohol to excess would at the same time take folic acid tablets to lower their risk of breast cancer seems absurd.

    Photo: Riverdale High School

    1/6/07 15:02 JR

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