Wednesday, May 24, 2006
"These changes were independent of diet and exercise."
--Dr. Alexandra Einerhand,
Loders Croklaan, Wormerveer,
'These changes' were a significant drop in body fat mass, as in 5.6% over six months. In this Dutch research study of 105 overweight adults, the women lost their lipid load in the abdomen and legs while the men just whittled their waistlines.
Now how good does this sound? No diet, no exercise, all these lucky volunteers had to do was down 3.4 gm. daily of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
CLA are normal dietary fats found in animals that graze and their milk. A brief search on Google suggests that 3 grams per day of linoleic acid would cost around $90/month. Fortunately, per Wikipedia, "Kangaroo meat may have the highest concentration of CLA when compared with other foods."