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Diacylglycerol (DAG) is a special type of fat that acts different than typical fats, which are technically called triacylglycerols. Consumption of oil rich in DAG has been shown to enhance weight loss and fat loss, \especially in the abdomen region in two different studies. Another recent study showed benefit of a restructured DAG oil in specifically reducing visceral fat. Visceral fat is stored deep near internal organs and is the fat that is believed to contribute most to chronic diseases like insulin resistance and diabetes and heart disease. This study confirms the idea that eating fat does not make you fat. In fact eating this particular type of DAG fat can have quite potent effects on regulation of fat stores.

Kim HJ, et al. Restructured diacyglycerol oil reduced body fat mass in comparison with triacyglycerol oil in rats. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Washington D.C., April, 2004. Abstract #361.9.