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Conjugated Linoleic Acid

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What other names is Conjugated Linoleic Acid known by?

Acide Linoléique Conjugué, Acide Linoléique Conjugué Cis-9,trans-11, Acide Linoléique Conjugué trans-10,cis-12, Acido Linoleico Conjugado, ALC, Cis-9,trans-11 Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Cis-Linoleic Acid, CLA, CLA-Free Fatty Acid, CLA-Triacylglycerol, LA, Linoleic Acid, Trans-10,cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

What is Conjugated Linoleic Acid?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) refers to a group of chemicals found in the fatty acid linoleic acid. Dairy products and beef are the major dietary sources.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Colon and rectal cancer. Some research suggests that a diet high in conjugated linoleic acid might reduce the risk of cancer of the colon and rectum in women.
  • Obesity. Conjugated linoleic acid might help decrease body fat, but it does not seem to decrease body weight.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cancer, bodybuilding, reducing cholesterol levels, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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