medium-chain triglyceride


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medium-chain triglyceride (MCT)

a glycerine ester combined with medium-chain triglycerides distinguished from other triglycerides by having 8 to 10 carbon atoms. Once hydrolyzed, these fatty acids can be absorbed directly into the portal system. MCTs in foods are usually high in calories and easily digested.

medium-chain triglyceride

A triacylglycerol dietary substitute for long-chain triglycides (TGs), which may be administered to very-low-birth-weight infants who cannot absorb longer-chain fatty acids.
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Yet the benefits of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) on the brain have been known since the 1960s.
The School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in Quebec, Canada, discovered that eating "a diet rich in medium-chain triglycerides results in a greater loss of fat, perhaps due to increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation".
The medium-chain triglycerides (MGT) in coconut oil burn more quickly than other fats--Most fats (olive oil, canola oil, and fats found in chicken and meat) burn slowly.
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Substituting moderate amounts of medium-chain triglycerides for other fats in a weight-loss program results in enhanced weight loss and a greater reduction in fat mass with no adverse impact on cardiovascular risk factors, according to the findings of a double-blind randomized trial.
Effect of endogenous carbohydrate availability on oral medium-chain triglyceride oxidation during prolonged exercise.
A Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are fats naturally found in coconut or palm oil, human breast milk, and full-fat cow and goat milk.
St-Onge found that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are found in coconut oil, may boost metabolism more than other fats.
She does research on campus and I quickly joined her research group and have subsequently done my own research into the antimicrobial properties of ion-infused polymers and the antimicrobial effects of medium-chain triglycerides in polymers.
In cases of chylous injury, a high-protein and low-fat diet with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) is the best dietary choice (4).
There are no other treatments available, but a canine diet rich in medium-chain triglycerides, which are fatty acids, has been shown to significantly reduce the seizure frequency in some dogs in treatment.
The patient was first diagnosed with NICCD and placed on a lactose-free formula containing medium-chain triglycerides at 2.
The fats in antimicrobial coconuts are mainly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).

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