Healthy Living – Research Articles
1. Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment. 2012
The preliminary data provide evidence that dietary ketosis by means of carbohydrate restriction can provide neurocognitive benefit for older adults with early memory decline and increased risk for neurogeneration. Replication of these findings in larger samples will be essential.
2. Medium-chain triglycerides increase energy expenditure and decrease adiposity in overweight men. 2003
Consumption of a diet rich in MCTs results in greater loss of adipose tissue compared with LCTs, perhaps due to increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation observed with MCT intake. Thus, MCTs may be considered as agents that aid in the prevention of obesity or potentially stimulate weight loss.
3. Medium Chain Triglyceride oil consumption as part of a weight loss diet does not lead to an adverse metabolic profile when compared to olive oil. 2008
MCT oil can be incorporated into a weight loss program without fear of adversely affecting lipid profile. Total Cholesterol, LDL, and Triglycerides level decreased while HDL level increased after 16 weeks of consuming MCT oil that consists of Caprylic Acid (C8) and Capric Acid (C10). Distinction should be made regarding chain length when it comes to discussing the effects of saturated fats on cardiovascular risk factors.
4.Medium-Chain Fatty Acids Improve Cognitive Function in Intensively Treated Type 1 Diabetic Patients and Support In Vitro Synaptic Transmission During Acute Hypoglycemia. 2009
Medium-chain triglyceride ingestion improves cognition without adversely affecting adrenergic or symptomatic responses to hypoglycemia in intensively treated type 1 diabetic subjects. In other words, MCT improves mental performance in patients with Type 1 Diabetes with low blood sugar.
5. Pilot feasibility and safety study examining the effect of medium chain triglyceride supplementation in subjects with mild cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial. 2015
Intake of MCT oil increased serum ketone bodies and improved memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment. At a plasma concentration of 1.5 mM, 18% of the brain's energy needs which is the deficit observed in mild cognitive impairment, can be met. Anecdotal evidence indicates that MCTs as part of a comprehensive therapeutic system are effective in reversing cognitive decline.
6. Dietary Medium-Chain Triacylglycerol Suppress Accumulation of Body Fat in a Double-Blind, Controlled Trial in Healthy Men and Women. 2001
Consumption of MCT diet shows greater extent of decrease in body weight, body fat and area of subcutaneous fat as compared to normal diet. MCT diet is a safe and more effective method to achieve ideal body weight and fat percentage in individuals.
7. Medium-chain triglyceride ketogenic diet for drug resistant epilepsy in Taiwan: A prospective study in a single center. 2016
The use of a medium-chain triglyceride ketogenic diet for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy was found to be a safe and effective therapy, and may be considered to be an alternative for patients with difficult-to-control seizures in children as well as young adults.