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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    Replacing trans fats? Be careful what you use

    Research conducted in Malaysia and at Brandeis University shows that a new method of modifying fat in commercial products to replace unhealthy trans fats actually raises blood sugar levels and lowers insulin in humans — common precursors to diabetes.

    Oh yea, one more thing.

    Like trans fats, it adversely lowered the blood concentrations of HDL “good” cholesterol.

    That’s not good.

    This study doesn’t claim that it’s impossible to replace trans fats. You just have to be careful what you use.

    The results are published here in Nutrition and Metabolism, and a more readable article is here.

    1/20/07 21:45 JR

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