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LCFA metabolism

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 14, 2011 at 3:42 AM

Does anyone have any links to scholarship on long-chain fatty acid metabolism? DO you all know anything about whether LCFAs would serve as a more sustainable energy source.

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on March 17, 2011
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MCT need no limit. They dont wind up as palmitic acid and they are burned immediately cant be stored.....hence they are powerful ketogenic agents. Eat away.

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Would you prescribe a limit to MCT consumption? Perhaps advocate elimination or maximal reduction of LCFAs?

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on March 15, 2011
at 01:15 AM

Well if you're eating some potatoes with your fat it shouldn't be too much of a problem... But that's the only thing stopping it from being a perfect food.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 15, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Not all medium-chain fatty acids are bound to albumin. The unbound medium-chain fatty acids are soluble in the blood and can cross the blood-brain barrier. Coconut oils are a mixture of MCT that can cross directly hence why they are very ketogenic and very useful for weight loss.

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on March 14, 2011
at 09:17 PM

What do you mean by 'sustainable'?

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 15, 2011
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The brain cannot use long-chain fatty acids for energy because they are completely albumin-bound and cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. So that is a big negative if they make up a large part of the diet.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Would you prescribe a limit to MCT consumption? Perhaps advocate elimination or maximal reduction of LCFAs?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on March 15, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Not all medium-chain fatty acids are bound to albumin. The unbound medium-chain fatty acids are soluble in the blood and can cross the blood-brain barrier. Coconut oils are a mixture of MCT that can cross directly hence why they are very ketogenic and very useful for weight loss.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on March 15, 2011
at 01:15 AM

Well if you're eating some potatoes with your fat it shouldn't be too much of a problem... But that's the only thing stopping it from being a perfect food.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on March 17, 2011
at 02:56 AM

MCT need no limit. They dont wind up as palmitic acid and they are burned immediately cant be stored.....hence they are powerful ketogenic agents. Eat away.

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on March 14, 2011
at 08:50 PM

Christopher Beermann1, J Jelinek1, T Reinecker2, A Hauenschild2, G Boehm1, and H-U Kl??r2, "Short term effects of dietary medium-chain fatty acids and n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on the fat metabolism of healthy volunteers

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