Category Archives: Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Milk As A Possible Weight Loss Food?

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Full Fat Dairy is A Weight Loss Food: More Evidence

Studies suggest that consumption of dairy foods is beneficial to the body weight. For example, in a recent study, researchers investigated the dairy intake of a large group (18,438) women, over 45 years, who were free from cardiovascular disease, cancer … Continue reading

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Natural Versus Synthetic Trans Fats

The nutrition of dietary fat is highly complex, and often misunderstood. In human nutrition there are a number of distinct groups of dietary fat and they can all have different physiological and biochemical effects. The main groups of dietary fat … Continue reading

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Natural Versus Trans Fats

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Milk: Not Just For Cows

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The Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Content of Milk

Epidemiological data shows that an inverse association between dairy consumption and body weight exists. In addition, both animals studies and human clinical trials show that dairy foods have particular weight loss effects in animals and humans, respectively. The exact reason … Continue reading

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The Minor Fat Constituents In The Typical Western Diet

There are a number of minor lipid or fat constituents of the normal human diet that are worthy of any discussion involving fat loss. In particular conjugated linoleic acid and lecithin are minor dietary components that have useful fat loss … Continue reading

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Full Fat Dairy: Improves Insulin Sensitivity?

Dairy product consumption is associated with a lower body weight. Animal studies as well as human observational studies and human clinical trials attest to the weight loss effects of dairy products. The reason for the ability of dairy foods to … Continue reading

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid for Fat Loss

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Mechanisms of Fat Loss

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a structural isomer of linoleic acid found naturally in the milk and meat of ruminant animals, where it is synthesised via bacterial fermentation. Studies investigating the effects of CLA have shown that it is able … Continue reading

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