medium-chain fatty acids

medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA),

fatty acids having a chain length roughly 8 to 12 carbons long. They are absorbed directly into the portal blood, bypassing the lymphatic system.
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Another benefit of the unique antioxidants in virgin coconut oil is that its medium-chain fatty acids lead to an increase energy, metabolism and also help in burning more calories.
Newport studied the Accera patent application and learned that the product was medium-chain triglyceride oil (MCT) made entirely from medium-chain fatty acids, coconut oil, and palm kernel oil.
MEDIUM-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS LIKE COCONUT OIL go directly to your liver to be used as the kind of instant energy you usually get only from simple carbohydrates.
Unlike long-chain fatty acids, which are stored in the body as fat, the medium-chain fatty acids are used as energy by the body.
Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids (C8:0; 5-10%; C10:0; 5-10%, C12:0; 43-53%; C14:0; 15-21%; C16:0; 7-11%), whilst olive oil contains predominantly palmitic and oleic acids (7-16% and 65-85%, respectively) and corn oil contains mainly palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids (8-19%, 1950% and 34-62%, respectively).
The snakes preferentially burned medium-chain fatty acids, while conserving longer fatty acids.
Structured lipids chemically consist of medium-chain fatty acids and long-chain fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone.
Effects of odd-numbered medium-chain fatty acids on the accumulation of long-chain 3-hydroxy-fatty acids in long-chain L-3-hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD) and mitochondrial trifunctional protein (MTFP) deficient skin fibroblasts.
Capric, caprylic and other medium-chain fatty acids have been used
In contrast, short- and medium-chain fatty acids bypass the lymphatic system.

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