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Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) fat metabolism

Why are MCT unique

  1. MCTs provide about ten percent fewer calories than LCTs – 8.3 calories per gram for MCTs versus 9 calories per gram for LCTs
  2. MCT are absorbed directly into the portal blood (and not into the lymphatics)
  3. MCT do not need the CPT enzyme to enter the TCA cycle

by NUTRITIONRE on APRIL 22, 2013 · 69 COMMENTS

in AGING, CARDIOVASCULAR, IMMUNE SYSTEM, NUTRITION REVIEW ARCHIVE

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