A European team lead by the Swiss scientist Lukas Rist has found that mothers consuming mostly organic milk and meat products have about 50% higher levels of rumenic acid in their breast milk (Risk et al 2007).
This conjugated linoleic acid is responsible for most of the health benefits of CLAs in milk and meat.
The authors of this European study
published in the British Journal of Nutrition in June 2007 report that the greater reliance of organic beef and dairy farmers on pasture and forage grasses increases the levels of CLAs in milk and beef, and in turn in the breast milk of women eating organic animal products.
British Journal of Nutrition, 2007
First Published in March 2008
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