The use of medium-chain triglycerides in the management of biliary atresia

Michael I. Cohen, Lawrence M. Gartner

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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