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Document Summary
Title Conjugated linoleic acids
Description Review of evidence for benefits of these compounds
Creation Date 05 June 2003
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
CLAs are natural components of animal foods derived from linoleic acid. They are found in milk fat, dairy foods and some meats. Since current dietary recommendations include eating less animal fat, questions are being raised about a possible decline in dietary CLA consumption and the implications for health. Research into CLAs has been undertaken in several areas including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and weight control. The evidence in all areas is far from conclusive
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