Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Importance to Health


  • Canan Asal Ulus Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Beslenme ve Diyetetik Bölümü, 55200 Samsun
  • Ali Gücükoğlu Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Besin Hijyeni ve Teknolojisi AbD, 55200 Samsun



Conjugated linoleic acid, Cis9-trans11, Functional food, Health, Animal‘s food


The development in science  technology and the researches made in the health field showed that nutrition increases the effectiveness of medical treatment as well as maintaining the human health and singularly effective in the treatment of certain diseases. In recent years, the importance of nutritional elements called ‘Functional foods‘ has increased. Functional foods provide physiological benefits and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases beyond their nutritional benefits. One of these functional compounds is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers which have significant effects on human health and previously have been demonstrated in the researches carried out on people and animals. CLA‘s attracted more attention after detection of its body fat accumulation reducing, antidiabetic, immune system enhancing, arteriosclerosis reducing, bone mineralization increasing effects.



How to Cite

Ulus, C. A., & Gücükoğlu, A. (2017). Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Importance to Health. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 5(1), 98–102.



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