CLA Osteoporosis Osteopenia treatments work. Very few books or web sites about ways to reverse bone loss mention CLA (Congjugated linoleic acid). But there have been research studies, some as early as 2007, that show Congjugated linoleic acid (CLA) protects against age-associated bone loss in addition to performing its better known function of metabolizing body fat.
In 2007, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry published a study by
researchers from the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San. This study stated:
" After 10 weeks on diet, CLA-fed mice (14 months) maintained a higher BMD in different bone regions than corn oil (CO)-fed mice. The increased BMD was accompanied by a decreased activity of proinflammatory cytokines (such as tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-6 and the receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand) and decreased osteoclast function." (Remember osteoclasts are the cells that remove bone.) The report continued: "Furthermore, a significant decrease in fat mass and an increase in muscle mass were also observed in CLA-fed mice..."
In 2008,the Journal of Food Science published a study by researches at the Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst that showed that Co-supplementation of dietary calcium and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) improved
bone mass in mice.
Another study showed that CLA Osteoporosis Osteopenia protection comes when CLA supplementation is combined with exercise. (See: Journal of Bone Metabolism 2008)
Then in 2011 the Journal of Nutrition Review published a summary study of "Clinical studies of the effects of CLA on bone mass and clinical implications of the effects of CLA on bone health in humans."
Since then there have been additional studies. All confirm that CLA has a positive effect on bone density.
I do not know why these CLA Osteoporosis Osteopenia improvement studies have not been 'shouted from the roof tops.' So many people in the developed world carry excess fat. Many would like to lose it. But we know that dieting can be a cause of
bone loss so persons with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis find themselves in a bind. They fear dieting because it could have a negative effect on their bone density.
BUT now we have research studies that show CLA can reduce fat stores. And
AND we have studies that show CLA has a postive effect on bone density.
So why hasn't it become common knowledge that CLA could be a safe way to reduce fat while improving their bone density at the same time? I do not know. But I hope that this short article will bring this idea to the fore.
If you are overweight and you want to shed some of fat stores, do speak with your health care provider about supplementing with CLA. It could be a safe way for anyone concerned about bone loss to lose fat. Yes, as with all supplements, do check with your health care provider before adding CLA supplements to your daily dietary
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