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CLA to Reduce Heart Disease

CLA Intake May Reduce Heart Disease.
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Related Monographs: Cardiovascular Disease, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
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Diseases of the heart and circulation are so common and the public is so well acquainted with the major symptoms that result from cardiovascular disorders which patients, and occasionally physicians, wrongly attribute many unrelated complaints to cardiovascular disease (CVD). It should not be a surprise that this occurs since most patients are aware that cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. There are four principle properties of the cardiovascular system that can be evaluated to provide information to help manage cardiovascular disease. These include movement of electrical signals through the heart, heart pump function, blood flow through the heart, and anatomy.

Bearing a close chemical resemblance to linoleic acid, research indicates that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may also offer a number of health benefits. These include possible enhancement of immunity, as well as potential protection from cancer and heart disease. CLA may also stimulate growth of muscle tissue while promoting fat loss. Small amounts of CLA occur in most kinds of meat while slightly larger concentrations occur in dairy products. These days, foods that formerly contained substantial amounts of CLA do not contain enough of the nutrient to make them acceptable sources. Since the 1960s, the CLA content of meat and dairy products has declined dramatically. Ruminants (beef, lamb and veal) used to contain substantial amounts of CLA in their muscle tissue, but switching these animals from pasture land (grass diets) to feedlots where they are primarily fed grain has resulted in approximately a 75% decline in these animals.

Researchers from the University of Florence report that ewe's milk, which is rich in CLA appears to reduce markers linked to heart disease. The study included 10 subjects who were randomly assigned to either consume a diet containing 200 grams per week of cheese from ewe's milk (pecorino cheese), naturally rich in CLA, or cheese from cow's milk (placebo), for 10 weeks. The results revealed that those who consumed the CLA-rich diet of ewe's milk saw significant reductions in inflammatory markers while no significant changes were observed in the placebo group. It was further discovered that those consuming the CLA cheese experienced a 10 percent reduction in the extent of platelet aggregation, induced by arachidonic acid. It appears that diets rich in CLA may be able to reduce the atherosclerotic process, which is the primary cause of coronary heart disease.1

1 Sofi F, Buccioni A, Cesari F, et al. Effects of a dairy product (pecorino cheese) naturally rich in cis-9, trans-11 conjugated linoleic acid on lipid, inflammatory and haemorheological variables: A dietary intervention study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. May2009.

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