Posted by: NM | 2004/10/29

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Hi Fitnessdoc,

What do you think about USN's CLA?


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Unlike most supplements, there has been some relatively comprehensive research on CLA. Some was in fact done here at the Sports Science INstitute. The results certainly were not as spectacular as it is often claimed, and it was found that men had no change in body fat or body weight when compared to training by itself. Women were found to show about a 1% decrease in body fat percentage while taking the supplement, which is probably less that you would achieve from regular exercise training. So, while there are some benefits, (there are other studies which have found slightly larger differences than this), I guess it's for you to decide whether it is worth the expense, and also to decide whether diet and exercise first might help achieve the exact same, or better results.

Good luck

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