Review of the toxicologic properties of medium-chain triglycerides.

  title={Review of the toxicologic properties of medium-chain triglycerides.},
  author={Karl A. Traul and Al Driedger and Douglas Ingle and Dilip K Nakhasi},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={38 1},
Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a family of triglycerides, containing predominantly, caprylic (C(8)) and capric (C(10)) fatty acids with lesser amounts of caproic (C(6)) and lauric (C(12)) fatty acids. MCTs are widely used for parenteral nutrition in individuals requiring supplemental nutrition and are being more widely used in foods, drugs and cosmetics. MCTs are essentially non-toxic in acute toxicity tests conducted in several species of animals. In ocular and dermal irritation testing… CONTINUE READING
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