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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    Best source of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health

    People with known coronary heart disease should consume at least 1 gram daily of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

    Researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City ask whether taking supplements provide the same benefits as eating fatty fish?

    Which is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids-fish or fish-oil supplements?

    • The argument that eating fish is better than taking supplements stems from the fact that important nutrients (vitamin D, selenium, and antioxidants) are missing from the supplements.
    • 3 major studies clearly indicate that omega-3 fatty acid capsules confer cardiovascular benefits.

    The bottom line?

    The authors conclude that with respect to heart health, both fatty fish and omega-3 supplements protect against coronary heart disease.

    1/29/10 18:15 JR

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