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Ghrelin activation by ingestion of medium-chain triglycerides in healthy adults: a pilot trial

Body Composition Assessment
Y Yoshimura et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, SMM, SMI, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice

Objective: To investigate the efficacy of dietary supplementation of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and its effects on ghrelin activation in healthy adults. Methods: The present study examined two protocols with six healthy volunteers: 1) 12-hour profiles of the plasma levels of acylated and desacyl ghrelin without MCT ingestion, and 2) changes in serum ghrelin levels after oral ingestion of 45 g/day of MCTs for 1 week. Results: At baseline, serum acylated and desacyl ghrelin levels were 18.2±10.3 and 77.1±23.4 fmol/mL …
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