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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    Food is healthier since banning trans fatty acids

    That’s the conclusion by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of Harvard Medical School, in Boston.

    New York City made trans fats illegal in processed and restaurant foods in 2008. Dr. Mozaffarian and coresearchers have studied the changes in fat levels since then.

    • Reduction in trans fat content to less than 0.5 grams per serving:
      • In 95% of 68 supermarket products
      • In 80% of 25 restaurant products
    • Reductions in levels of trans fat nearly always exceeded any increase in levels of saturated fat.
      • So, food manufacturers didn’t simply replace trans fats with other saturated fats.

    The bottom line?

    MedPage Today reports: “The success of the campaign against trans fat shows that it is feasible to use healthier substitutes,” concluded co-author Dr. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, DC.

    He continues, “This should pave the way for government action to eliminate all partially hydrogenated oil from the food supply.

    5/27/10 11:50 JR

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