Medium-chain triacylglycerols in formulas for preterm infants: effect on plasma lipids, circulating concentrations of medium-chain fatty acids, and essential fatty acids.

@article{Carnielli1996MediumchainTI,
  title={Medium-chain triacylglycerols in formulas for preterm infants: effect on plasma lipids, circulating concentrations of medium-chain fatty acids, and essential fatty acids.},
  author={Virgilio Paolo Carnielli and K. Rossi and Tamara Badon and Barbara Gregori and Giovanna Verlato and Alberto Orzali and Franco Zacchello},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={152-8}
}
Limited information is available on the metabolic fate of medium-chain triacylglycerols (triglycerides) after intestinal absorption and on their influence on essential fatty acid metabolism. We studied in preterm infants the effect of two infant formulas, one with a high (HMCT) and one with a low (LMCT) medium-chain triacylglycerol content, on plasma fatty acids. The HMCT formula contained 46 mol% 8:0 + 10:0 and the LMCT formula (4.8 mol% 8:0 + 10:0) had approximately twice the amount of long… CONTINUE READING