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What problems can taking conjugated linoleic acid cause?

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Taking CLA may cause upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue.

CLA supplements may worsen insulin resistance if you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome. It may cause "fatty liver" or other liver problems and lower HDL "good" cholesterol. It might raise inflammation.

CLA could cause trouble with drugs for schizophrenia and other mental disorders as well as with blood thinners and high blood pressure medicines.

From: Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) WebMD Medical Reference

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Fundukian, L. ed., , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: CLA."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "CLA."

Rakel D. , 3rd. edition, Saunders, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. ed., , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: CLA."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "CLA."

Rakel D. , 3rd. edition, Saunders, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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