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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    Taking stock: Evidence that omega-3 fatty acids might prevent colon cancer

    There’s evidence — just not enough of it, yet.

    Here’s what we know.

    Researchers from Wageningen University in The Netherlands reanalyzed the results (meta-analysis) from 14 studies of the effects of fish consumption or n-3 fatty acids on the incidence of colorectal cancer and 4 studies reporting colorectal cancer death.

    And, the results taken from

    • The highest consumption of fish oil was associated with a 12% reduction in the incidence of colorectal cancer.
    • There was no change in mortality.
    • For each extra 100 grams of fish consumed per week the risk of colorectal cancer incidence was reduced by 3%.

    The bottom line?
    So far, so good. But the authors conclude, “Existing evidence [supports] that n-3 fatty acids inhibit colorectal carcinogenesis, … but few data are available addressing this association.”

    The answer? More research is needed!

    12/16/07 19:25 JR

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