Conjugated Linoleic Acid

Background


Conjugated Linoleic Acid Background 

 
Importance of Topic to Practice
The conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) fatty acids are isomers of linoleic acid (1). CLA is produced naturally in the gastrointestinal tract of ruminant animals, and hence is found in dairy products. Foods such as beef, veal, milk, butter, beef tallow, and rapeseed oil have the highest CLA content while shrimp, scallops, cheddar cheese, safflower oil, corn oil, and olive oil have the lowest content (CLA contents of various foods can be found in (1). Dietary intake of
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