Random Friday

This was a post from a year ago I believe: Another random friday for you. I will most likely expand on a couple of these topics in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy! CNN released an article last week, in which a man lost 27 pounds in two months eating mostly junk food. Not only did he shed of those pounds, he also lowered his LDL (bad cholesterol), raised his HDL (good cholesterol) and lowered his triglyceride levels. It was also revealed that he had a protein shake and a few types of veggies along with his diet. Personally, I think it’s an interesting test. However, he was in a caloric deficit of about 800 calories per day. So yes, he is going to lose weight with such a large…
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CLA For Fat Loss

In today's post I will be covering the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) for fat loss in humans. I'm sure many of you have heard of CLA, supplemented with it, or taken XYZ supplement that contains CLA as an ingredient. I will be going over a meta-analysis titled 'Efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid for reducing fat mass: a meta-analysis in humans.' Let's dig in and see how effective CLA is. First, let me briefly describe what CLA is. CLA is a a group of linoleic acid isomers found in meat and dairy products found in ruminants. CLA has numerous positive and negative effects on health, I will touch on this later. 'In nature, the most abundant isomer is cis-9,trans-11 (c9,t11), wheras in supplement forms CLA is typically sold as…
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