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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    Ignorance of omega-3 among Australians

     Since starting this blog in 2006 there have been more than 150 posts about omega-3 fatty acids.

    Believe it or not, most pregnant women in Australia still have no clue.

    First, the details.

    • 190 pregnant women completed a 27-item demographic and food safety/behavior questionnaire.

    And, the results.

    • Three-quarters of the women hadn’t received information about omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Half the women had limited knowledge of issues relating to omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Most obtained their knowledge from books and magazines.
    • Women generally had low concern about omega-3 fatty acids.
    • They had moderate concern about mercury.

    The bottom line?
    It’s a teach opportunity.

    Studies of omega-3 and pregnancy published in the last 2 years and covered here… are here.

    5/10/09 20:09 JR

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