Conjugated Linoleic Acid lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels

Does conjugated linoleic acid lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Effectiveness Rating for Conjugated Linoleic Acid's Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well conjugated linoleic acid is able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Conjugated Linoleic Acid to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Using Conjugated Linoleic Acid to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Conjugated Linoleic Acid's Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 2 studies in the database on conjugated linoleic acid; the confidence rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid Dose to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
1.7g twice daily 3.4g
3.5g once daily 3.5g

References

Title of Study
Effect of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation on weight loss and body fat composition in a Chinese population
Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation for 8 weeks does not affect body composition, lipid profile, or safety biomarkers in overweight, hyperlipidemic men

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