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.

  • 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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    Ketogenic diet to treat prostate cancer?

    Since May, two publications (one here) have discussed the potential value of a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet in certain men with prostate cancer.

    An abstract presented during the American Urological Association meeting states that obese men tend to have a higher incidence of aggressive prostate cancer and lower levels of the enzyme that controls the rate of ketone production in the body. Lower levels of this enzyme (3-hydroxymethyl glutaryl CoA synthase) lead to lower ketone levels.

    Following a ketogenic diet, which would increase ketone levels, might offer a chemoprevention or treatment strategy for obese prostate cancer patients.

    No recommendation is implied at this time. Many details remain to be worked out.

    7/25/06 23:19 JR

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