conjugated linoleic acid


: any of several isomers of linoleic acid that are characterized by conjugated double bonds and are found in various foods (such as the milk and meat of ruminants)
These [grass-fed] cattle end up leaner than grain-fed ones; their flesh contains less saturated fat and a higher proportion of conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acid—"good" fats that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.Consumer Reports
also : a preparation of these isomers used as a dietary supplement
abbreviation CLA

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“Conjugated linoleic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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