Immunological and metabolic effects of cis-9, trans-11-conjugated linoleic acid in subjects with birch pollen allergy.

@article{Turpeinen2008ImmunologicalAM,
  title={Immunological and metabolic effects of cis-9, trans-11-conjugated linoleic acid in subjects with birch pollen allergy.},
  author={Anu M. Turpeinen and Niina Yl{\"o}nen and Eva O von Willebrand and Samar Basu and Antti Aro},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={112-9}
}
Animal studies suggest that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may modulate the immune response, while studies in healthy human subjects have shown little effect and results are controversial. However, the effects of CLA may be more prominent in situations of immune imbalance, such as allergy. We studied the effects of the natural CLA isomer, cis-9, trans-11-CLA, on allergy symptoms and immunological parameters in subjects with birch pollen allergy. In a randomised, placebo-controlled study, forty… CONTINUE READING