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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    Negative consequences of using trans fats in Baltimore

    Maryland’s largest city has handed out its first citation for repeat violations of its trans fat ban.

    An eatery called Healthy Choice, on Lexington Street was hit with the $100 fine. “It was the second time they were found using a high trans fat level in their ingredients.”

    In September 2009, Baltimore city fathers banned food facilities from serving or selling non-prepackaged food items containing 0.5 grams or more of trans fats.

    The restaurant has reportedly stopped this offensive action.

    The bottom line?

    Overall, laws of this type have had a positive effect on restaurant food.

    At least 1 study has reported that eating out is healthier since banning trans fatty acids in restaurants across the US.

    10/27/10 10:21 JR

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