Conjugated linoleum acid (CLA), a natural component of milk fat exhibits several health promoting attributes, including protection against cancer, heart disease and obesity, diet-related diseases that contribute significantly to EU health-care costs. To confer the potential health benefits of CLA to humans, foods rich in CLA should be consumed. This project aims to develop dairy-based Functional Foods enriched in CLA, and evaluate their efficacy in humans. CLA enriched foods will be manufactured at pilot and commercial scales from CLA-enriched milk, to be obtained following the identification of animal feeding and management strategies suitable for bovine, ovine and caprice species, and secondly, following the envelopment of dairy-fermentation based processes using selected CLA-producing food-grade strains. This project will positively impact on health of EUconsumers, EU milk producers and the EU Functional Foods Industry.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
KA6 5HL Ayr
63122 Saint Genes Champanelle
02402 Chateau Thierry