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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    Does garlic prevent cancer?

    The National Cancer Institute has reviewed the evidence.

    The benefits.

    • Of 37 observational studies in humans using garlic and related allyl sulfur components, 28 showed some cancer preventive effect.
    • The evidence is particularly strong for a link between garlic and prevention of prostate and stomach cancers.

    However, these are all observational studies or animal studies. There are no clinical studies where the intake of garlic in humans was controlled for a predetermined time (prospective, double-blind, placebo controlled).

    The report also discusses how garlic might exert its protective effects. But you can read that part for yourself.

    5/28/07 20:36 JR

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