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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    Best foods (and supplements) to lower your cholesterol has posted a review.

    Here’s the skinny.

    Oatmeal and oat bran

    • 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber a day decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol about 5%.

    Walnuts, almonds

    • A cholesterol-lowering diet with 20% of the calories from walnuts may reduce LDL cholesterol 12%.

    Fish and omega-3 fatty acids

    • Eat at least 2 servings of “fatty” fish per week.

    Foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols

    • Can help reduce LDL cholesterol by more than 10%.

    The bottom line?
    Read the post for more detail and an update on the small impact of soy on LDL cholesterol.

    Cholesterol-lowering supplements are listed here.

    9/17/07 21:26 JR

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