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Fat

In light of recent scientific evidence based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses, it appears that saturated fat, found in milk products, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, there are substantial differences between the trans fats that occur naturally in ruminant fats (like CLA) and those derived from vegetable fats and oils.

  • How Much CLA is Enough?

    There is increasing evidence from the literature to suggest that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) provides various health advantages. However, the amount of CLA that people need to consume to derive these potential benefits remains to be elucidated.

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  • Health Benefits of Vaccenic Acid

    While limited scientific evidence exists regarding the effect of vaccenic acid on health, the literature suggests that consumption of this natural trans fatty acid may impart favourable health effects.

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