CLA

CLA inhibits breast and colon cancers

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), found naturally in meat and dairy products, offers several health benefits, including improving fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity and protection against heart disease and cancer. At the National Institute of Environmental Medicine...

The age of obesity: what you can do

It’s official: Canadians are getting bigger. Between 1985 and 2001, obesity rates increased from 7% to 14% among women and from 6% to 16% among men. The same report found that obesity rates among women increase with age, peaking between 55 and 59, then declining. This...

CLA Cuts Fat: Subjects lose weight without changes in diet or exercise

Supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) was shown in a 12-month study to help overweight adults decrease body fat mass and increase lean body mass by as much as 9%. The study, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is...

Body Balance: CLA supplement aids diabetes, weight loss

A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition confirms that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has a place in treating obesity, and may have benefits for diabetics. CLA refers to a group of naturally occurring polyunsaturated fats found primarily in beef, lamb and...

CLA: Can one pill really do all this?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a slightly altered form of the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid. It occurs naturally in dairy products and meats from grass-fed animals such as beef and lamb. However, changes in animal feeding practices and antibiotic use over the...

Weight loss options that work!

Let’s face it—losing weight is not easy. That’s especially true for markedly obese people. Successful, healthy weight loss requires that lifestyle, exercise, attitude and dietary choices be in just the right balance. Yet the equation underlying these choices is quite...