The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    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 www.Vicus.com, 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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    FDA will consider regulations to limit salt in processed foods

    The health consequences of salt in our diet have been debated. The mainstream believes there’s a connection between high salt intake, increased blood pressure, and then cardiovascular disease and death.

    Others disagree.

    Now, the FDA will weight in.

    The US Department of Agriculture suggests that young adults should limit their daily sodium intake to 2,300 mg. That’s significantly lower than the 3,400 mg actually consumed, according to data from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

    On November 29, 2007, the FDA will re-examine the evidence for limiting salt intake, and pros and cons of developing a food additive regulation for salt.

    More information is in the Federal Register, here.

    11/28/07 20:40 JR

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