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, 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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    Do fruit and veggies lower colorectal cancer risk?

    It’s controversial.

    Now, researchers at Imperial College, in London, UK, have reviewed the evidence.

    First, the details.

    • 19 studies with statistical evaluation of the colorectal cancer risk associated with fruit and vegetable intake were included.

    And, the results.

    • The relative risk for colorectal cancer for fruits and vegetables was lower with higher intake.
    • For fruits alone, the risk was lowest with the highest intake, with most of the risk reduction occurring when low intake increased to about 100 grams per day.
    • High vegetable intake also offered significant protection; however, the benefits were restricted to colon cancer, with the greatest reduction when intake increased to about 100 grams per day.

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “There is a weak but statistically significant nonlinear inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and colorectal cancer risk.”

    Not to oversimplify, but eat more fruits and veggies.

    8/28/11 20:35 JR

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