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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    Vitamin D and the risk of death in the general population

    An international group of researchers reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 14 studies that involved 5562 deaths out of 62,548 individuals were reviewed.

    And, the results.

    • Data suggest decreased mortality risk as circulating levels of 25(OH)D increase.
    • Optimal concentrations of vitamin D range between approximately 75 to 87.5 nmol/L.

    The bottom line?

    The importance of vitamin D to health has been documented repeatedly on this blog. Just click the “vitamin D” link on the right column.

    Get your vitamin D levels checked and treat as needed.

    12/20/11 21:50 JR

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