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monounsaturated

/mono·un·sat·u·rat·ed/ (mon″o-un-sach´er-āt″ed) of a chemical compound, containing one double or triple bond.
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A monounsaturated fatty acid, palmitoleic acid (cis -9-hexadecenoic acid).

monounsaturated

(mŏn′ō-ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
Of or relating to an organic compound, especially an oil or fatty acid, containing only one double or triple bond per molecule. Increasing dietary intake of foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids, such as olive, peanut, and canola oils and avocados, can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
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Olive oil and certain food containing olive oil can now indicate that "limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about two tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil," the FDA concluded.
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Peer-reviewed medical journals confirm the health benefits of monounsaturated fats found in olive, walnut, and canola oils.
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