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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    Dietary fiber and the risk of breast cancer

    Researchers in North Carolina and in China reviewed the association between dietary fiber intake and risk of breast cancer.

    First, the details.

    • 10 studies involving 16,848 cases and 712,195 participants were reviewed.
    • Data from the studies were combined for a meta-analysis.

    And, the results.

    • Every 10 grams/day increment in dietary fiber intake was associated with a significant 7% reduction in breast cancer risk.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “This meta-analysis provides evidence of a significant inverse dose-response association between dietary fiber intake and breast cancer risk.”

    The more fiber you eat, the lower your risk of breast cancer.

    8/2/11 20:46 JR

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