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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    Updated recommendations to prevent and treat osteoporosis

    qf_quadriceps_strain_smAn expert committee of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) with a multi-specialty council of medical experts in the field of bone health have updated recommendations.

    Let’s focus on prevention, which emphasizes many of the CAM topics that dominate this website.

    Recommendations apply to postmenopausal women and men age 50 and older.

    Universal recommendations

    • Counsel on the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures.
    • Diet: Rich in fruits and vegetables
    • Total calcium intake: 1,000 mg/day for men 50-70 years old; 1,200 mg/day for women 51 and older and men 71 and older.
    • Vitamin D intake: 800-1,000 IU/day, including supplements if necessary for people age 50 and older.
    • Regular weight bearing and muscle strengthening exercise to improve agility, strength, posture and balance
    • Avoid excessive alcohol intake.
    • Measure height annually, preferably with a wall mounted stadiometer (that metal gizmo you see in the doctor’s office).

    The bottom line?

    It’s a useful report, with lots of tables on causes of osteoporosis, including drugs that may contribute to osteoporosis and falls.

    7/5/13 14:51 JR

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