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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    Here’s what we know about vitamin D

    Many studies suggest that we may need more vitamin D than presently recommended to prevent chronic disease.

    Dr. Christine Gonzalez reviewed the evidence for disease prevention. Let’s focus on what’s known and what requires more evidence.

    Here’s what we know.

    • The best evidence for the possible role of vitamin D in protecting against cancer comes from colorectal cancer studies.
    • Evidence is strong for the potential role of vitamin D in preventing fractures and falls.
    • Further studies are needed to vitamin D in protecting against heart disease, autoimmune diseases, influenza, diabetes, and depression.

    The bottom line.

    New vitamin D dosing recommendations from Canada are here.

    11/16/10 19:27 JR

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