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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    Listing the benefits of fish oil to prevent coronary heart disease

    Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in Ohio present a pithy summary.

    Here we go.

    The results of retrospective and prospective studies during the past 2 to 3 decades confirm the value of fish consumption and fish oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids to protect the heart.

    • There’s support for taking fish oil supplements to prevent primary and secondary cardiovascular disease.
      • “Primary” refers to prevention of coronary heart disease in a healthy person.
      • “Secondary” refers to prevention of heart attack in a person with heart disease.
    • There appear to be additional benefits to taking fish oil, including…
      • Lowering significantly elevated triglyceride levels preventing atrial fibrillation
      • Reducing mortality rates in congestive heart failure patients perhaps stabilizing atherosclerotic plaques

    10/9/10 19:55 JR

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