July 24, 2016

Diacylglycerol

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What other names is Diacylglycerol known by?

1,2-diglyceride, 1,3-diglyceride, DAG, Diacilglicerol, Diacylglycérol, Diacylglycerol Oil, Diglyceride, Diglycéride, Huile de Diacylglycérol.

What is Diacylglycerol?

Diacylglycerol is found in small amounts in plant oils. In its concentrated form, it is used to replace fats in the diet.

Diacylglycerol is used to promote weight loss and to treat high levels of certain blood fats called triglycerides.

In manufacturing, diacylglycerol is used as a stabilizer, thickener, and texturizer.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Weight loss and reduction of body fat. Diacylglycerol, when used in place of other fats, might promote modest weight loss. Diacylglycerol is generally added to products such as muffins, crackers, soup, cookies, and granola bars.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests that diacylglycerol might lower blood sugar and blood fats called triglycerides in people who have type 2 diabetes. There is also some evidence that diacylglycerol might also slow progression of kidney failure in people with type 2 diabetes, possibly by reducing triglycerides.
  • High blood levels of triglycerides.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of diacylglycerol for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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