Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A study comparing how two common dietary oil supplements affect body composition suggests that both oils, by themselves, can lower body fat in obese postmenopausal women with Type 2 diabetes . The two oils compared were safflower oil, a common cooking oil, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) , a compound naturally found in some meat and dairy products that has been associated with weight loss in previous studies. Both are composed primarily of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are considered “good fats” that, when consumed in proper quantities, are associated with a variety of health benefits. In the study, 16 weeks of supplementation with safflower oil reduced fat in the trunk area, lowered blood sugar and increased muscle tissue in the women participants. Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation for the same length of time, on the other hand, reduced total body fat and lowered the women’s body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height.
The Ohio State University Medical Center has seen dramatic growth in our research programs in recent years, both in funding and in impact. Faculty at Ohio State today hold more than $185 million in external research funding, all focused on finding the causes of disease and injury, their progression, optimum treatment and – wherever possible – their prevention. Our research expansion can be seen in the significant translational research programs underway in our major interdisciplinary centers, in individual schools and departments, and in the growing array of core facilities that support them. Our many innovative partnerships – with other ventures, industry, foundations and international research institutions – help advance the understanding of disease at the most basic level and yield new techniques and technologies to treat disease and injury.