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According to about.com, patients with thyroid problems who are facing weight loss challenges may be helped by the dietary supplement conjugated linoleic acid - known as CLA -- which is reported to help body fat in people who are overweight.
A study, published in the Journal of Nutrition found that CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue. According to the research manager, an average reduction of six pounds of body fat was found in the group that took CLA, compared to a placebo group. The study found that approximately 3.4 grams of CLA per day was the level needed to obtain the beneficial effects of CLA on body fat.
Dr. Kehres, who's a regular contributor to NBC 25 Today says he likes CLA because it's all natural.
Check with your doctor before changing your diet or taking any supplement.
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