Medium chain triglycerides in parenteral nutrition.


Until recently, medium chain triglycerides (MCT) have not been used in parenteral nutrition (PN) although they are considered to be ideal sources of energy on account of their biochemical properties. The tolerance and utilization of 10% fat emulsion with 75% MCT was tested on 10 healthy males after an overnight fast. During an infusion period of 6 hr the… (More)