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medium-chain triglycerides

Triglycerides with 8 to 10 carbon atoms. They are absorbed differently from long chain fatty acids (i.e., via the portal vein through the liver rather than as chylomicrons transported via the lymphatics) and therefore, have been used to treat malabsorption.
See also: triglyceride
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Global Medium-chain Triglycerides market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
Picone, "Medium-chain triglycerides in infant formulas and their relation to plasma ketone body concentrations," Pediatric Research, vol.
Metais, "Hepatic metabolism of medium-chain triglyceride," Bibliotheca Nutritio Et Dieta, vol.
Because medium-chain triglycerides consist of only saturated fatty acids, they are exceptionally stable to oxidation [22].
Snook, "Mechanisms mediating lipoprotein responses to diets with medium-chain triglyceride and lauric acid," Lipids, vol.
We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBASE, and the Chinese Biomedicine Database using the following search terms: (structured triglyceride OR structured triacylglycerol OR structured lipid OR STG) AND (long-chain triglyceride OR long-chain triacylglycerol OR long-chain lipid OR medium-chain triglyceride OR medium-chain triacylglycerol OR medium-chain lipid OR MCT OR LCT OR MCT/LCT) AND (randomized controlled trial OR RCT).
Yet the benefits of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) on the brain have been known since the 1960s.
The fats in antimicrobial coconuts are mainly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).
Carnitine deficiency is treated by avoidance of fasting and strenuous exercise, l-carnitine 25 mg/kg orally six hourly, supplementation with medium-chain triglycerides and essential fatty acids (e.g., linoleic acid, linolenic acid).
Also consider those rich in medium-chain triglycerides such as coconut oil, which contains lauric acid, a powerful anti-inflammatory fat that can be used instead of butter for cooking, spreading or adding to smoothies.
While one 2002 study (The Journal of Nutrition) showed that the body may expend more calories digesting medium-chain triglycerides (of which coconut oil is composed) than it does digesting longer chain fatty acids, potentially increasing metabolism and aiding weight loss, the jury is still out regarding this connection.
Lipofundin MCT/ LCT 20% (Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen, Germany) is a lipid emulsion containing soya oil 100 g, medium-chain triglycerides 100 g, glycerol 25 g, egg lecithin 12 g, a-tocopherol 170 [+ or -] 40 mg, and sodium oleate/water for injection in sufficient quantity to 1000 ml.

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