The Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acid and/or Exercise on Body Weight and Body Composition in College Women with High Body Fat Mass

Conjugated linoleic acid의 섭취와 운동여부가 체지방 함량이 높은 여대생의 체중과 체성분 변화에 미치는 영향

  • Son, Say-Jin (Department of Home Economics Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Ji-Eun (Department of Home Economics Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Park, Eun-Kyo (Department of Home Economics Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Paik, Eun-Young (Department of Home Economics Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Ji-Eun (Graduate School of Food and Drug Administration, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Jae (Department of Physical Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Wook (Department of Physical Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Dae-Han (Department of Physical Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Hyuck (Sports Education in Living, Bucheon College) ;
  • Jung, In-Kyung (Department of Home Economics Education, Chung Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Jung-Hyun (Department of Home Economics Education, Chung Ang University)
  • 손세진 (중앙대학교 가정교육과) ;
  • 이지은 (중앙대학교 가정교육과) ;
  • 박은교 (중앙대학교 가정교육과) ;
  • 백은영 (중앙대학교 가정교육과) ;
  • 이지은 (중앙대학교 의약식품대학원) ;
  • 김영재 (중앙대학교 체육교육과) ;
  • 김태욱 (중앙대학교 체육교육과) ;
  • 김대한 (중앙대학교 체육교육과) ;
  • 김종혁 (부천대학교 생활스포츠과) ;
  • 정인경 (중앙대학교 가정교육과) ;
  • 김정현 (중앙대학교 가정교육과)
  • Published : 2009.06.30


To investigate the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and/or exercise on body fat mass and weight, college women of normal weight (2130%) were recruited for this study. The participants were divided into 4 groups: placebo-no exercise, placebo-exercise, CLA-no exercise, and CLA-exercise groups. Three grams of either a placebo (corn oil) or CLA were taken every day for 12 weeks, and the exercise groups performed 80 minutes of aerobic and anaerobic exercise three times a week for 12 weeks. There were no differences in nutrient intakes among the groups. The CLA-exercise group had significantly lower body weight, BMI and body fat mass compared to the placebo-no exercise group. In addition, the HDL-cholesterol levels of subjects in the CLA-no exercise and CLA-exercise groups significantly increased compared to those in the placebo-no exercise group. These results suggest that a combination of CLA supplementation with exercise could efficiently reduce body fat mass and body weight compared to CLA supplementation or exercise alone.


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