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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    Omega-3 lowers triglycerides in men with HIV

    Elevated triglyceride blood levels are a common finding in people with HIV. And the levels tend to get higher during treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

    A new study shows the effectiveness of taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements in these patients.

    • Eleven people taking HAART had elevated triglyceride blood levels.
    • They were treated with 9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids daily or placebo after first trying diet therapy.
    • Adding the placebo to diet resulted in no greater change in triglyceride blood levels than diet alone.
    • In the group treated with omega-3 fatty acids, triglycerides fell 57% compared to just 6% with diet alone.

    This is a high dose of omega-3. A summary of the options for taking this dose successfully is available here.

    11/25/06 11:14 JR

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