Studies related to Weight and Safflower Oil

Comparison Of Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid With Safflower Oil On Body Composition In Obese Postmenopausal Women With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Effect None
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 35
Sex Female
Age Range 45-64, 65+
Body Types Obese
Notes for this study:
CLA was compared against safflower oil (with no dietary restrictions) in assessing changes in BMI for 35 post-menopausal obese diabetic women; CLA reached statistical significance at reducing fat mass at 8 weeks (of a 16 week trial) with a reduction of 1.25kg weight over 16 weeks with CLA and 0.1kg with Safflower.

CLA lowered total adipose tissue, whereas Safflower did not. Safflower was able to remove adiposity from the trunk (core) whereas CLA added adiposity here, indicative of hormonal or health interactions.

No differences in waist size, with Safflower oil increasing lean mass. Assessment by DEXA scans.