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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    Here’s what we know about vitamin D

    Many studies suggest that we may need more vitamin D than presently recommended to prevent chronic disease.

    Dr. Christine Gonzalez reviewed the evidence for disease prevention. Let’s focus on what’s known and what requires more evidence.

    Here’s what we know.

    • The best evidence for the possible role of vitamin D in protecting against cancer comes from colorectal cancer studies.
    • Evidence is strong for the potential role of vitamin D in preventing fractures and falls.
    • Further studies are needed to vitamin D in protecting against heart disease, autoimmune diseases, influenza, diabetes, and depression.

    The bottom line.

    New vitamin D dosing recommendations from Canada are here.

    11/16/10 19:27 JR

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