I am looking for hard science articles/research that validates MCTs in creating changes in the body’s ability to burn fat more effectively. I realize that when eating MCTs that they themselves will be burned much easier but do they help one burn already stored adipose tissue. I am finding it difficult to find research that validates this claim. Thank you.
Regardless of the organic structure of nutrient intake, the biochemistries of ATP production depend on the enzymatic activity of cytoplasmic glycolysis and mitochondrial “aerobic” metabolism. Dietary fat, for the most part, is ultimately converted to adipose and intramuscular triglycerides, which are subsequently metabolized only in intracellular mitochondria, predominately in skeletal muscle cells. My interpretation of the literature continues to be that the most effective way to enhance the activity of the enzymes involved in fat metabolism, regardless of the length of the dietary fatty acid chain, is regular, vigorous exercise.