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Conjugated linoleic acids as functional food: an insight into their health benefits

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2009
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Title
Conjugated linoleic acids as functional food: an insight into their health benefits
Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-6-36
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Authors

Sailas Benjamin, Friedrich Spener

Abstract

This review evaluates the health benefits of the functional food, conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) - a heterogeneous group of positional and geometric isomers of linoleic acid predominantly found in milk, milk products, meat and meat products of ruminants. During the past couple of decades, hundreds of reports - principally based on in vitro, microbial, animal, and of late clinical trials on humans - have been accumulating with varying biological activities of CLA isomers. These studies highlight that CLA, apart form the classical nuclear transcription factors-mediated mechanism of action, appear to exhibit a number of inter-dependent molecular signalling pathways accounting for their reported health benefits. Such benefits relate to anti-obesitic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-atherogenic, anti-diabetagenic, immunomodulatory, apoptotic and osteosynthetic effects. On the other hand, negative effects of CLA have been reported such as fatty liver and spleen, induction of colon carcinogenesis and hyperproinsulinaemia. As far as human consumption is concerned, a definite conclusion for CLA safety has not been reached yet. Parameters such as administration of the type of CLA isomer and/or their combination with other polyunsaturated fatty acids, mode of administration (eg., as free fatty acid or its triglyceride form, liquid or solid), daily dose and duration of consumption, gender, age, or ethnic and geographical backgrounds remain to be determined. Yet, it appears from trials so far conducted that CLA are functional food having prevailing beneficial health effects for humans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 207 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 19%
Researcher 31 14%
Student > Bachelor 30 14%
Student > Master 24 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 8%
Other 45 21%
Unknown 25 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 90 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 10%
Chemistry 17 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 3%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 41 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2020.
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