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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    March was colorectal cancer month

    Here’s a summary of what has been covered on this site about CAM and colorectal cancer.

    Soy and colorectal cancer risk in women

    • Each 5 grams/day increase in soy foods was associated with an 8% reduction in risk.


    • “Existing evidence [supports] that omega-3 fatty acids inhibit colorectal carcinogenesis, … but few data are available addressing this association.”
    • The incidence of colorectal cancer might be lowered 12% by consuming more fish per week.

    Vitamin D

    • There was a significant association between death due to colorectal cancer and lower blood levels of 25(OH)D level.


    • No evidence that tomatoes reduce the risk.

    Folic acid

    • A large study found no benefit.
    • In fact, folic acid supplements might cause harm.

    Physical activity

    • Spending more time in physical activity was associated with a significant reduction in colon cancer for both men and women.


    • Very limited evidence supported a relation between garlic consumption and reduced risk of colon.

    3/31/09 22:27 JR

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