Does conjugated linoleic acid change fat into muscle?
Asked by anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 in Weight Loss




Answer

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid found in meat and dairy products. It does seem to reduce body fat and increase muscle tone. After promising findings in animal studies, a recent 12-month study of CLA’s effect on humans showed that obese people who took 4.5 grams of CLA a day lost more body fat and gained more muscle than the controls.  The research subjects also followed a low calorie diet and exercised, and the effects weren’t spectacular, but the side effects were negligible and so it seems to be safe.  Read more about the CLA study at About.com.


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