Journal article

No effect of saturated fatty acid chain length on meal-induced thermogenesis in overweight men

Kay Nguo, Catherine E Huggins, Helen Truby, Andrew J Sinclair, Rachel E Clarke, Maxine P Bonham

NUTRITION RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acids have been shown to induce greater meal-induced thermogenesis (MIT) than saturated fatty acids (SFA) in some studies, however, the effect of SFA chain length has not been examined. We hypothesized that a meal rich in short- to medium-chain SFA would elicit a greater MIT than one rich in long-chain SFA, and that MIT responses would be comparable between the short- to medium-chain SFA and the MUFA rich meal. A 3-arm crossover study was conducted with healthy overweight men, aged 18 to 40 years. Participants consumed either an iso-energetic (3780 ± 4.3 kJ), high fat (45%) meal rich in short-/medium-chain SFA (SMCSFA) (2-12 carbons); long-chain SFA (LCSFA) (14-2..

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