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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Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which digest blood effortlessly compared to other oils which have long-chain fatty acids.
Structured lipids chemically consist of medium-chain fatty acids and select long-chain fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone.
Objective: The COSMOS proposal aims to reduce Europes dependence on imported coconut and palm kernel oils and fatty acids and castor oil as sources for medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA, C10C14) and medium-chain polymer building blocks.
Coconut oil, whether used alone or as part of a body oil, lotion or scrub, leaves a silky feel and keeps skin smooth, elastic and hydrated, thanks to its medium-chain fatty acids and proteins," says Odylique skincare expert Margaret Weeds.
Formulas developed for preterm infants have a high energy and mineral content and are enriched with medium-chain fatty acids.
1) The oil contains medium-chain fatty acids which are second only to glucose as a fuel source for the brain and nervous system, helping to improve brain function.
The volatile fatty acids found in wine consist primarily of short-chain fatty acids (tails of less than six carbons) and medium-chain fatty acids (tails with six to 12 carbons).
Some nutritionists have praised the oil's higher proportion of medium-chain fatty acids, which are less likely than long-chain fatty acids to deposit fat into your tissue.
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.
Medium-chain fatty acids diffuse into mitochondria in a carnitine-independent manner and undergo [beta]-oxidation by enzymes with shorter chain length specificity.

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