Medium-chain fatty acids: functional lipids for the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Nagao2010MediumchainFA,
  title={Medium-chain fatty acids: functional lipids for the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Koji Nagao and Teruyoshi Yanagita},
  journal={Pharmacological research},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={208-12}
}
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders, such as abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension and impaired fasting glucose, that contribute to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome is complicated and the precise mechanisms have not been elucidated, dietary lipids have been recognized as contributory factors in the development and the prevention of cardiovascular risk clustering. This review explores the physiological… CONTINUE READING