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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    Benefits of walking or biking to work

    “Active” commuting (walking or biking) has many benefits, as reported in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.

    First, the details.

    • 2364 adults participated.
    • They recorded the time, distance, and mode of commuting (walking or biking) to work.
    • These findings were compared to body weight and obesity, fitness, cardiovascular disease risk factors (blood pressure), and other measures (fasting lipid, glucose, and insulin levels).

    And, the results.

    • 17% of participants “actively commuted” to work.
    • Active commuting was significantly associated with the following benefits.
      • Less likelihood of obesity
      • Reduced cardiovascular risk (triglyceride levels, fasting insulin levels, diastolic blood pressure)
      • Higher fitness (treadmill test duration).
    • The results were adjusted for the effects of age, race, income, education, smoking, examination center, and physical activity index (excluding walking).

    The bottom line”
    So, now it’s confirmed. “Active” commuting is good for you.

    7/21/09 21:29 JR

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