The MCT oil diet  




Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) have been shown to be more effective at reducing fits in lower quantities than long chain fats. The MCT diet is calculated using the desired energy intake for the child's age and size.

Calculation of MCT diet

60% of total energy is derived from MCT, the remainder of the energy allowance can be distributed in two ways:

  1. 60:11:19:10 - MCT oil: (saturated fat: carbohydrate + protein).
  2. 60:40 - MCT oil: (saturated fat + carbohydrate + Protein).

Construction of the diets

Modification of these diets because of practical difficulties has resulted in the development of other regimens.

continue to   The John Radcliffe diet
return to   UK ketogenic diet protocols
return to   MCT oil



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(update 1.1:
18 July 2002)
(issue 1:
25 August 1997)