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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    What do parents know about omega 3?

    A lot of bandwidth and newsprint have been spent spreading the word about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Apparently, few parents are reading.

    This article in Functional Ingredients reports what Stremicks Heritage Foods learned about what parents understand about docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is readily used by the body.

    Here’s what they found.

    • Fewer than 1 in 5 people understand the importance of DHA to a newborn or infant (18%).
    • Even fewer know that DHA is important to the health of toddlers (16%) and preschool-aged children (14%).
    • 72% of respondents said they made a conscious effort to include certain vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin C and calcium, in their child’s daily diet.
    • But only 7% were including omega-3 DHA in their diet.

    The bottom line?
    Here’s my primer on omega-3 fatty acids for mums and their kids.

    5/13/08 20:46 JR

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