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Monounsaturated fat

Definition
noun, plural: monounsaturated fats
An unsaturated fatty acid that contains only one double or triple bond in the carbon chain, and believed to be a dietary fat that helps reduce LDL cholesterol in blood.
Supplement
Foods rich in monounsaturated fats are almonds, peanut oil, olive oil, canola, and avocados.
Word origin: mono– (single)
Abbreviation: MUFA
Also called:

Compare:

  • polyunsaturated fat
  • See also:

    • fat (nutrition)


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