Consuming medium-chain triglycerides on an empty stomach can lead to gastrointestinal upset. Anyone with cirrhosis or other liver problems should check with a doctor before using medium-chain triglycerides. Two reports suggest that medium-chain triglycerides may raise serum cholesterol and/or triglycerides.14, 15 Medium-chain triglycerides are actually the preferred fatty acid source for cirrhotic patients, but only when used intermittently.16
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