Jean-Michel Gaullier's "Efficacy and Safety of One-year Supplementation with Conjugated Linoleic Acid in Moderate Overweight," presented at the 2003 American Oil and Chemist Society's Meeting, showed that TONALIN® CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) reduced body fat by 9% and increased lean muscle by 2%. The effects on body composition were produced by trials performed with a mixture of the bioactive isomers (cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12).

Overweight subjects were randomized in three groups, and supplemented for one year either with CLA given as free fatty acid, or as triglycerides, and compared with a placebo (olive oil). Measurements performed with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry show significant changes over time.

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