Researchers discover novel therapy for Crohn’s

From the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory at Virginia Tech:

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) research team at Virginia Tech has discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn’s disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CLA is a naturally occurring acid found in meat and dairy products known for its anti-cancer and immune modulatory properties.

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7 Responses to “Researchers discover novel therapy for Crohn’s”


  1. 1 nj March 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Most of us with uc or crohns can’t have milk.

  2. 3 alcoz001 March 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I also believe that the study indicate the acid’s efficacy, not the addition of eating more meat or dairy. I’m sure they would extract the CLA for treatment purposes. It’s an exciting prospect as many current therapies are a hit or a miss.

  3. 4 Zebro1 March 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I wish they would have discovered this many years ago so it could have benefited you.

  4. 6 carmen spence March 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    i would like to try this new therapy. carmwoman@gmail.com

  5. 7 crohnsdad March 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    The CLA in the study was the supplement Tonalin. But Tonalin is derived from safflower oil and has some challenges. Its much better to get your CLA from grass fed animals. Unless its from a grass fed source, there is little or no CLA. The best sources are: marrow bones, butter/ghee…higher fat ground beef and milk. If you can get it, use raw/grass fed milk to make kefir – a wonderful source of probiotics & CLA.


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