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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    Internet-based obesity prevention program

     Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas studied whether an Internet-based program could help young girls at risk for obesity eat more fruit, juice, veggies, and water.

    First, the details.

    • 80, 8-to-10-year-old African American girls at risk of obesity participated.
    • Each had a home computer, with Internet access and an e-mail address.
    • The 8-week home-based program, conducted entirely over the Internet, promoted fruit, juice, vegetables, and water intake, and physical activity.
    • The results were based on responses to a questionnaire.

    And, the results.

    • Statistically significant increases in fruit, juice, and vegetable consumption were reported.
    • There were also significant differences in physical activity.

    The bottom line?
    The authors concluded, “Internet-based obesity prevention programs may be an effective channel for promoting healthy diet and physical activity behaviors to youth at-risk of obesity.”

    It’s a good start. I guess the next step is to measure weight loss.

    3/31/09 21:41 JR

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