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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    Eating meat and the risk of breast cancer

    ├é┬áResearchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York report there’s no relationship between meat preparation methods and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

    First, the details.

    • 120,755 postmenopausal women completed a food frequency questionnaire and a detailed meat-cooking module.
    • The association between meat, meat-cooking methods, and meat-mutagen intake and postmenopausal breast cancer was assessed.

    And, the results.

    • During 8 years of follow-up, 3,818 people developed invasive breast cancer.
    • After adjusting for potential confounding factors, intake of total meat, red meat, meat cooked at high temperatures, and meat mutagens showed no association with breast cancer risk.

    The bottom line?

    More rigorously designed studies will be needed to confirm these findings.

    This study was part of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

    8/3/09 21:31 JR

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