There are several disorders of fat metabolism, including long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAOD).
Dietary fat is a rich source of energy. The majority of dietary fat in western diets is long-chain triglyceride (LCT). Individuals with an LC-FAOD cannot release the energy from LCT and consequently develop a toxic buildup of fatty acids in the liver and other tissues. Replacing LCT with a different type of fat known as medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) provides an alternative form of energy for the dietary management of LC-FAOD.
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