Introduction mediumchain triglycerides and weight control

Medium Chain Fatty Acids And Pancreas

Conventional fats and oils are composed of glycerides of 12- to 18-carbon long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). These compounds are known as long-chain triglycerides (LCT) and are the predominant form of lipids in the diet. Lipids are an essential source of energy and essential fatty acids, and a vital component of body cells. Therefore, it would be beneficial to have a dietary fat with the added benefit of anti-obesity properties. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) have a number of unique...

Overview of nutrition and lipogenesis

Lipogenesis

Lipogenesis encompasses the processes of fatty acid synthesis and subsequent triacylglycerol synthesis, mainly from excess carbohydrate in the diet. The main sites of lipogenesis are liver and adipose tissue. A detailed overview of lipogenesis and other processes of lipid metabolism is presented in Chapter 1 and here only some specific aspects will be addressed. In humans, the main site of de novo synthesis of fatty acids is the liver. Fatty acid synthesis requires NADPH, acetyl coenzyme A...

Definition of resistant starch

From a nutritional perspective, starches can be classified according to their digestive fate in the gastrointestinal tract. Starches can be fully digestible in the small intestine (either rapidly digested or slowly digested) or indigestible (resistant). Depending upon food consumption practices and individual gastrointestinal processes, it is possible that some digestible starch may Table 8.1 Known effects of RS on parameters relevant to weight management Resistant to digestion - does not...