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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    Diet and cancer prevention: What we know

    The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is designed to investigate the relationship between diet and cancer. It’s a multicenter study of more than 500,000 adults in 23 centers from 10 European countries.

    Here’s what we now know.

    • Eating more fruit lowers the risk of lung cancer but probably not prostate or breast cancer.
    • Eating veggies (mainly onion and garlic) probably reduces the risk of the intestinal stomach cancer but probably is not associated with lung, prostate, or breast cancer.
    • Eating red and processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer and with non-cardia stomach cancer in those infected by Helicobacter pylori.
    • Eating more fish reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.
    • High alcohol intake increases the risk of breast cancer.

    More associations and explanations of findings from EPIC can be found here.

    5/4/07 22:36 JR

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