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 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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    Omega-3 to prevent macular degeneration

    Researchers from Australia reviewed the medical literature and conclude omega-3 fatty acids and fatty fish might offer protection from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

    First, the details.

    • 9 studies provided data on 88,974 people, including 3,203 AMD cases.

    And, the results.

    • A high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a 38% reduction in the risk of late AMD.
    • Fish intake at least twice a week was associated with a lower risk of both early and late AMD.

    The bottom line?
    They conclude however, “There is insufficient evidence from the current literature, with few prospective studies and no randomized clinical trials, to support their routine consumption for AMD prevention.”

    Earlier reviews and studies have also come to equivocal conclusions and recommendations in this area of research.

    6/13/08 21:34 JR

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