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’re losing the war on obesity. Does it matter?

    Dr. Linda Bacon is nutrition researcher at the University of California, Davis, and nutrition professor at the City College of San Francisco. In a Medscape editorial she makes some surprising statements about the relationship between obesity and health.

    Challenge your assumptions.

    • Weight has been greatly exaggerated as a health risk.
    • Sustained weight loss is not practical, and not proven to improve health.
    • Health improvements can result from improved health behaviors, regardless of whether weight is lost.

    She supports a new approach called “Health at Every Size” that acknowledges that health habits are more important than the scale.

    The entire editorial is here.

    12/5/06 21:35 JR

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