The American Journal of Clinical Nutritionpublished the latest clinical trial with Clarinol CLA. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrated that Clarinol CLA reduces body fat mass in six- to 10-year-old children who were overweight or obese, using chocolate milk with CLA for six months.

Although the fat reduction effect of CLA has been observed in many clinical studies in both adult men and women, this study is the first to demonstrate the body fat-lowering effects of Clarinol CLA in overweight and obese children. The population consisted of 53 children who were overweight or obese and was randomized into two groups: a CLA group (n=28) and a placebo group (n=25). The children were given one glass of chocolate milk with 3 g. of Clarinol CLA or placebo oil per serving once a day for six months. The children consuming the chocolate milk with Clarinol CLA showed a significant decrease in body fat and an increase in lean mass versus the placebo group. The children in the CLA group also showed a positive effect on the BMI. The blood parameters in both groups stayed within the normal range.

“Childhood obesity is a big problem associated with a large array of health problems later in life” said Alfred Haandrikman, R&D director for Lipid Nutrition B.V. North America, Channahon, Ill. “This first study into the application of CLA as food ingredients for children shows promising effect to reduce body fat and increase lean body mass and therefore has an enormous promise in improving the health of children.”

This study is published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition(Racine et al, Am J Clin Nutr doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.28404).

About Clarinol CLA
Clarinol CLA is the original brand of CLA and is an exclusively licensed product of Lipid Nutrition B.V. CLA is a polyunsaturated, conjugated fatty acid that is a natural part of the human diet, found primarily in meat and dairy products. Lipid Nutrition produces Clarinol CLA through a proprietary process providing the highest quality of CLA and the highest concentration of the two active CLA isomers available. With Clarinol CLA, Lipid Nutrition offers the dietary supplement and food industry the best scientifically substantiated weight management ingredient available on the market. It is clinically proven to reduce body fat and improve body composition. In July 2008, Clarinol CLA approved FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) for its use in a wide range of food applications. Clarinol CLA is available in a liquid, a powder and an emulsion form, which allows a food or dairy company more possibilities to integrate the weight management benefits of Clarinol CLA into different types of applications.

Additionally, Clarinol CLA won the prestigious award for Best Slimming Ingredient in 2005 in France, which was given by the international scientific organization Internationals Society for Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health (I.S.A.N.H)

About Lipid Nutrition
Lipid Nutrition is a global leader in the supply of scientifically sound lipid ingredients from natural origin, which improve and maintain health and well-being. The multi-awarded company holds a strong position in weight management products like Clarinol CLA and PinnoThin. In addition to weight management, Lipid Nutrition offers a variety of branded products like Marinol concentrated fish oils for heart health and brain development, VitaTrin for antioxidant health and Betapol human milk fat replacer for infant nutrition.

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John Kurstjens, global group manager marketing