Effect of various triglycerides on blood and tissue cholesterol of calves

J Nutr. 1978 Apr;108(4):561-6. doi: 10.1093/jn/108.4.561.


Blood and tissue cholesterol responses were measured in six groups of four calves each fed for 24 weeks reconstituted nonfat dry fat milk in which 30% of calories was derived from one of the following: soybean oil (SBO), beef tallow (T), medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), and 1:1 soybean-oil tallow (SBO/T) combination. Two groups of four calves each also were fed SBO-milk plus dry feed and T-milk plus dry feed, respectively. Blood cholesterol concentration was significantly greater in SBO-fed calves than in T-fed calves. Calves fed MCT-milk had significantly lower blood cholesterol than calves fed T- or SBO-milk. Significant differences in cholesterol concentration were noted for the liver, perianal fat, and for omental fat.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Body Weight
  • Cattle
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Cholesterol / metabolism*
  • Dietary Fats*
  • Male
  • Oils / pharmacology
  • Soybeans
  • Structure-Activity Relationship
  • Tissue Distribution
  • Triglycerides / pharmacology*


  • Dietary Fats
  • Oils
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol