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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    Summarizing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet

     There’s now a consensus on the value of the Mediterranean diet to prevent coronary heart disease and cancer.

    Researchers at Université de Grenoble in La Tronche, France summarize the research.

    • In contrast to using drugs (including cholesterol lowering), the Mediterranean diet has a striking effect on survival.
    • The main explanation is that it protects not only against heart disease and cancers but also other chronic diseases.
    • The Mediterranean diet is effective at reducing atherosclerosis and the risk of fatal complications (ie, sudden cardiac death and heart failure) of atherosclerosis.
    • Unlike drugs, no harmful side effect is associated with the adoption of this dietary pattern.

    The bottom line?
    Many micro- and macronutrients in the Mediterranean diet interact to enhance resistance to chronic diseases.

    10/29/08 21:58 JR

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