The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is 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.

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    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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    Might ankylosing spondylitis respond to omega-3 fatty acids?

    A small study out of Sweden suggests it might.

    24 patients with ankylosing spondylitis were given omega-3 or placebo for 21 weeks.

    • Patients taking 4.55 grams of omega-3 daily showed a significant decrease in disease activity as measured by the Bath Ankylosing Disease Activity Index (patient response to 6 questions about disease severity).
    • There was, however, no change in drug use or functional capacity.
    • Those taking a lower dose (1.95 grams of omega-3 per day) showed no response.

    Interesting, but you know what they say, “More research is needed.”

    Photo: Spine Universe

    12/15/06 10:31 JR

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