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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    Does chocolate lower your risk of stroke?

    During the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting this June, researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton Ontario will report the results of their review.

    And, the results.

    • Study 1: 44,489 people who ate one serving of chocolate per week
      • 22% less likely to have a stroke than people who ate no chocolate
    • Study 2: 1,169 people who ate 50 grams of chocolate once a week
      • 46% less likely to die following a stroke than people who did not eat chocolate
    • Study 3:
      • No association between eating chocolate and risk of stroke or death

    The bottom line?

    Studies support the benefits of cocoa on blood pressure, insulin resistance, and vascular and platelet function.

    This report adds a lower risk of stroke to the benefits of chocolate.

    2/15/10 20:08 JR

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