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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    An omega-3 enriched liquid egg product lowers triglycerides

    A breakfast containing omega-3 enriched liquid eggs significantly decreased blood triglyceride levels by 32% and the triglyceride:HDL-cholesterol ratio by 37%.

    That’s good!

    There was also a moderate reduction in blood pressure. By comparison, the control breakfast had no such effects.

    These findings are based on 16 healthy men with moderately elevated triglyceride levels (greater than 90 mg/dL) who ate the omega-3 enriched liquid egg breakfast or a control breakfast for 21 days, followed by the alternate breakfast for a second 21 days.

    The results support enriched eggs as an option to deliver omega-3 fatty acids. The findings are important because North American families do not meet the recommended daily intake of omega-3. “The shortfall is significant,” according to Bruce Holub, an investigator in the study, “and needs to be addressed through increased public and health education efforts.”

    The product used in this study is called Egg Creations.

    Illustration: Egg Innovations

    10/22/06 21:51 JR

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