If a person with cpt2 deficiency uses coconut oil for fat source in cooking and recipes, does this increase the percentage of fat that person can have daily since coconut oil has a high amount of medium chain fatty acids?
Sorry for the delayed response. The web site was misbehaving itself. About 50% of the fats in coconut oil is C12, 35-40% is >C14 and only 10-15% is <C10. It is thus not a very good source of the medium chain triglycerides that we recommend for long chain fatty acid oxidation defects. I would not view it as a way to increase the fat intake in your diet since most of fats are functionally long chain. If you want to use a medium chain oil supplement, better to use a clinical grade formulation. Hope this helps. Dr. Vockley
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