Effects of a liquid diet supplement containing structured medium- and long-chain triacylglycerols on bodyfat accumulation in healthy young subjects

Citation
T. Matsuo et al., Effects of a liquid diet supplement containing structured medium- and long-chain triacylglycerols on bodyfat accumulation in healthy young subjects, ASIA P J CL, 10(1), 2001, pp. 46-50
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Endocrynology, Metabolism & Nutrition
Journal title
ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
ISSN journal
0964-7058 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
46 - 50
Database
ISI
SICI code
0964-7058(2001)10:1<46:EOALDS>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
The effects of a liquid-formula diet supplement containing structured mediu m- and long-chain triacylglycerols (SMLCT) composed of medium- (10%) and lo ng-chain (90%) fatty acids were compared with those of long-chain triacylgl ycerols (LCT) on bodyfat accumulation in 13 healthy male volunteers aged 18 -20 years. The subjects were randomly assigned the SMLCT or LCT group. The subjects in each group received a liquid-formula diet supplement of the SML CT or LCT, which provided 1040 kJ plus daily energy intake for 12 weeks. Me an energy intake containing liquid diet throughout the 12-week period did n ot differ between the SMLCT and LCT groups. Bodyweight of subjects in both groups increased slightly from the baseline throughout the 12-week period, but the differences were not significant. Rates of variation of bodyfat per centage were significantly lower in the SMLCT group than in the LCT group t hroughout the 12-week period. Comparisons between the SMLCT and LCT groups at baseline and 12 weeks showed no significant differences in any of the bi ochemical blood parameters. These results suggest that replacing LCT with S MLCT over long periods of time could produce bodyfat loss in the absence of reduced energy intake.