Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 24th, 2003
According to a study from Germany, "Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) should predominantly consist of caprylic acid (C8:0) and capric acid (C10:0) and only contain small amounts of caproic (C6:0) and lauric acid (C12:0). The average caloric value of MCT is 8.25 kcal/g."
"MCT are more quickly hydrolyzed compared to triglycerides consisting of long-chain fatty acids (LCT)," reported W. Feldheim and colleagues at the University of Kiel. "Medium-chain fatty acids reach the liver, where most of the MCT is oxidized, via the portal vein. ...
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