Saturday, May 5, 2012

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) for Crohn’s?

     I recently came across this article that may show that in this study conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may help patients with Crohn’s disease. CLA is a natural fatty acid found in milk and rudimentary products. CLA can be purchased over the counter.  A study was down between Wake Forest Medical Center and University North Carolina School of Medicine. The study showed that the patients who took CLA showed a 50% improved in their conditions. One problem however with the study was that it was not controlled or randomized so no placebo was used.  For me to personally use this substance I would have to see more research to prove that it is indeed effective.  I am all for creating more weapons the patient’s arsenal against Crohn’s however there has to be peer reviewed data to back it up. It would be interesting to see what happens in a double blind randomized test to see what the results are. 

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