medium-chain triglyceride oil


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medium-chain triglyceride oil

A cooking oil of medium-chain triglycerides, used therapeutically as a source of calories and fatty acids, esp. in patients with long-chain and very long-chain fatty acid metabolism disorders. These triglycerides are more readily absorbed from the gut than are most long-chain triglycerides.
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Eyres et al urge readers not to conflate coconut oil with medium-chain triglyceride oils. Lauric acid, the predominant fat in coconut oil, behaves more like a long-chain fatty acid in terms of absorption and how it is metabolized.

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