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Milkfat is a heterogeneous combination of triglycerides with very few (< 2 ) phospholipid or sterols. Triglycerides are composed of glycerol esterified to three molecules of fatty acids having 4-20 carbon atoms (almost exclusively even numbered). In all mammalian species, the fatty acids are derived in part from circulatory lipoproteins produced from dietary or body fat. These lipoproteins are hydrolyzed at the endothelial capillary wall and are subsequently recombined to produce milk...

Potential Benefits

Most of the potential benefits to be discussed will focus on those applicable to human health or nutrition. A separate section addresses the issue of probiotics for livestock use. A. Control of Growth of Undesirable Organisms in the Intestinal Tract Lb. acidophilus, Lb. casei, and species of Bifidobacterium can inhibit growth of undesirable microorganisms that might be encountered in the gastrointestinal tract. Most of the older reports dealing with this type of control focused on a therapeutic...