A number of studies have demonstrated that Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) increases lean body mass and enhances physical performances. It has been suggested that these effects may be due in part to physiological changes in the skeletal muscle, such as changes in the muscle fiber type transformation, alteration of the intracellular signaling pathways in muscle metabolism, or energy metabolism. Given that CLA not only reduces body fat, but also improves lean mass, there is great potential for the use of CLA to improve muscle metabolism, which would have a significant health impact. CLA has garnered special attention as a food bioactive compound that prevents and attenuates obesity. Although most studies on the effects of CLA on obesity have focused on the reduction of body fat. However, the mode of action for CLA in muscle metabolism is not completely understood. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge of the effects of CLA on skeletal muscle metabolism. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26729488
The term CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) corresponds to a mixtures of isomers of linoleic acid. There has been scientific research regarding the aspects of CLA, and its relationship with diseases. Conjugated linoleic acids have been studied for their beneficial effects in the prevention and treatment of many diseases, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Scientific information exists regarding the physiological properties of CLA, which serve as inputs to claim their potential as functional ingredients to be used in the prevention and control of several chronic metabolic disorders. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27636835
CLA has been shown to exert various potent physiological functions such as anticarcinogenic, anti-obese, antidiabetic and antihypertensive properties. This means CLA can be effective to prevent lifestyle diseases or metabolic syndromes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25434907
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