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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    We don’t know if zinc prevents diabetes or not

    A review of the literature by the Cochrane Collaboration concludes there is no evidence that zinc can prevent type 2 diabetes.

    In fact, there was little to review. Jaybee comments that the revised title to this post more accurately describes the state of the knowledge. I agree.

    Just one study met the reviewers’ inclusion criteria. In 56 normal glucose tolerant obese women followed for 4 weeks, there were no statistically significant differences favoring those receiving zinc supplementation compared to placebo concerning any outcome measured by the study.

    1/28/07 21:30 JR

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