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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    Potential benefits of fish oil supplements given to pregnant mums

    Relatively high doses of omega 3-rich fish oil supplements during the second half of pregnancy appear safe and beneficial to the baby.

    98 pregnant women were given 4 grams of fish oil (omega 3) supplements or 4 grams of olive oil (omega 6) supplements each day from 20 weeks of pregnancy until the birth of their babies.

    Two and a half years latter?

    • No overall differences in language skills and growth between the two groups of children
    • Children whose mothers took fish oil showed better comprehension, average phrase length, and vocabulary.
    • They also had better hand-eye coordination.
    • These findings held true even after accounting for the mother’s age and duration of breast-feeding.
    • Only non-smokers and those who didn’t routinely eat more than 2 weekly portions of fish were studied.

    It would be interesting to follow-up each year to see how long these difference are maintained.

    12/23/06 15:26 JR

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