Medium-chain triglycerides

  title={Medium-chain triglycerides},
  author={Berit Marten and Maria A. Pfeuffer and J{\"u}rgen Schrezenmeir},
Medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) comprise saturated fatty acids with 6–10 carbons. Besides synthetic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oils there are natural sources, like coconut oil and dairy fat. Compared with long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs), the chemical and physical properties of MCFAs show substantial metabolic differences. MCFAs do not require binding to proteins such as fatty-acid binding protein, fatty acid transport protein, and/or fatty acid translocase (FAT, homolog to human platelet… CONTINUE READING


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