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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    Magnesium and the metabolic syndrome

    Young adults with higher magnesium intake have a lower risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. This is the conclusion from an April 2006 article published in the journal Circulation.

    Here are the details.

    The study population consisted of 4637 Americans, aged 18 to 30 years, who were free from metabolic syndrome and diabetes at the beginning of the study. During the next 15 years there were 608 cases of the metabolic syndrome diagnosed. Magnesium intake was inversely associated with the incidence of the metabolic syndrome after adjustment for major lifestyle and dietary variables, and baseline status of each component of the metabolic syndrome.

    A detailed summary of the study and some information on the metabolic syndrome are found at Alternative Health News Online. A good review of the metabolic syndrome is also available at the American Heart Association website.

    Ready to increase your magnesium intake? Start by reading this report on magnesium published on the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements website.

    7/1/06 22:24 JR

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