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The Use of Medium-Chain Triglycerides in Gastrointestinal Disorders

  title={The Use of Medium-Chain Triglycerides in Gastrointestinal Disorders},
  author={Neha Shah},
INTRODUCTION Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) comprise a glycerol molecule attached to 3 fatty acid chains ranging between 6 to 12 carbons in length. Unlike most other lipid molecules that require a complex process of digestion, MCTs are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream from the gastrointestinal tract. These features of MCTs confer unique benefits in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.1 As such, MCTs have historically been used to treat steatorrhea resulting from… 

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