• Assessment
    What is the effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on body composition and weight loss in healthy adults?
    • Conclusion

      Fair evidence indicates that three to six months of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation results in a decrease in fat mass and an increase in fat-free mass in healthy adults; however, fair evidence indicates that  CLA does not affect body weight.

    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.