This study demonstrates reduction in fecal fat losses, improvement in bowel patterns,or enhanced growth in 11 children with biliary atresia who were offered medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) diets. In 3 children the start of the MCT diet allowed for catch-up growth, and initiation of this formula during very early infancy in 3 other patients permitted a normal growth pattern. Careful clinical and laboratory appraisal of these patients failed to demonstrate any untoward effects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health