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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    We don’t know if zinc prevents diabetes or not

    A review of the literature by the Cochrane Collaboration concludes there is no evidence that zinc can prevent type 2 diabetes.

    In fact, there was little to review. Jaybee comments that the revised title to this post more accurately describes the state of the knowledge. I agree.

    Just one study met the reviewers’ inclusion criteria. In 56 normal glucose tolerant obese women followed for 4 weeks, there were no statistically significant differences favoring those receiving zinc supplementation compared to placebo concerning any outcome measured by the study.

    1/28/07 21:30 JR

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