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.

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    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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    Archive for the 'Resveratrol' Category

    Trade-offs: Comparing supplements vs. exercise

    Saturday, January 4th, 2014

    little-guy2Drs. Andrew Mendelsohn and James Larrick at the Panorama Research Institute and Regenerative Sciences Institute, in Sunnyvale, California, have complied an impressive list of reviews on the effects of exercise. Here’s the first in a series of summaries of their recent publications.


    Resveratrol flawed science, and more

    Thursday, January 12th, 2012

    The University of Connecticut reports that Dr. Dipak Das falsified the results of some studies of resveratrol.

    But the CAM connection goes deeper. (more…)

    Review: CAM for treating Alzheimer’s disease

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

    Dr. Keith Wollen at Washington State University, in Port Angeles, has written a review of treatment options.

    Let’s focus on CAM. (more…)

    Resveratrol: You don’t always get what you pay for

    Saturday, June 11th, 2011

    Resveratrol supplements have been popular since 2006, when studies in animals showed “life-extending” and “endurance-enhancing” effects. Similar evidence doesn’t exist for people, which is the reason there are few posts about it on this site.’s most recent tests revealed that 2 resveratrol supplements provided only 43% and 87%, respectively, of their listed amounts of resveratrol. (more…)

    ConsumerLab reports on resveratrol

    Friday, November 23rd, 2007

    The potential benefits of this natural substance found in red wine have been reported in mice — countering the unhealthy effects of a high-calorie diet.

    That’s not sufficient reason to take it as a supplement, but for those who do, here’s what you should know. (more…)

    What’s the buzz on resveratrol?

    Friday, November 17th, 2006

    A natural substance in red wine, known as resveratrol (RSV), offsets the unhealthy effects of a high-calorie diet in mice and significantly extends their life span, according to an article published in The International Herald Tribune, and in The Washington Post.

    In this study, mice fed the high-calorie diet became “tubby,” while those who got the high-fat diet plus RSV did not. The full study is online at the journal, Cell. (Vol 127, #4, November 16, 2006)

    What are the implications?