[Saturated fats, on the other hand, fortify the intestinal barrier...]: Saturated fats, unsaturated fats, endotoxin, and implications of the Mani study: Andrew Kim Blog
[EXTRACT] Saturated fats, on the other hand, fortify the intestinal barrier, and medium-chain saturated fats, in addition to fortifying the intestinal barrier, bypass absorption via the chylomicron system. Instead, medium chain fats are delivered to the liver, where upon arrival, they are rapidly oxidized to generate energy in the mitochondria.
Over time–on the order of weeks–membrane lipids in certain cells, including the intestinal cells, will reflect the types of fat consumed, near perfectly. A consequence of these changes concerns the enzymes that function in their proximity.