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Production of cla-enriched dairy products by natural means

Objective

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.

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TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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19,sandymount Avenue 19, Ballsbridge
4 Dublin
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HANNAH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
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KA6 5HL Ayr

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
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Inra Theix
63122 Saint Genes Champanelle

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ISTITUTO ZOOTECNICO E CASEARIO PER LA SARDEGNA
Italy
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Str. Sassari-fertilia Km 18.6
07040 Olmedo

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Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
United Kingdom
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Gogerddan
SY23 3EB Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND
Finland
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O-house
31600 Jokioinen

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THE SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
United Kingdom
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West Mains Road
Edinburgh

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UNION INVIVO
France
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02402 Chateau Thierry

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UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI
Italy
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Via Palabanda 12
09123 Cagliari

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