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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    Fish consumption and allergy in adults

    Researchers from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, in Neuherberg studied the association between eating fish and the risk of developing allergic diseases in adults.

    First, the details.

    • 388 adults completed extensive questionnaires.
    • Lung function and IgE testing were also done.
      • More on this is at Allergy Capital.

    And, the results.

    • Higher fish intake was associated with less allergic sensitization in women but not in men.
    • No other effect was related to eating fish or omega-3 consumption.

    The bottom line?
    The authors concluded, “The findings… suggest that adult females with a high fish and DHA [docosahexaenoic acid in omega-3] intake have a lower rate of allergic sensitization.

    Why men didn’t respond the same is a mystery.

    5/28/09 10:55 JR

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