[ Conjugated [ Linoleic Acid, LA ] Not to be confused with linolenic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. While LA is considered an essential fatty acids, it is the abundant fatty acid found in most commercial vegetable oils, resulting in its overconsumption. More, CLA ]
An Isomer of linoleic acid in which two or more double bonds are conjugated and separated by a single bond between them.
CLAs are found mostly in the meat and dairy products of grass-fed ruminants. They can be either cis [ Fat ] • A subclass of lipids that includes fatty acids and triglycerides • Any of the fatty acids and fatty acid esters of glycerol which are solid at room temperature, compared to oil, which is a liquid at More or trans fats. Trans CLAs are not counted as trans fats for the purposes of [ Nutrient ] A substance that provides nourishment essential to life. Nutrients may either be organic, as in carbohydrates, fats, proteins and vitamins, or inorganic, as in minerals, oxygen and water. They are derived from the environment, typically food, and More regulations and labelling.
Some studies have suggested health benefits of both the cis and trans forms of CLAs, including anti-cancer properties, although the mechanism are poorly understood.