monounsaturated fat

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monounsaturated fat

A saturated fatty acid (i.e., an alkyl chain fatty acid) with one ethylenic (double) bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain.

monounsaturated fat

A saturated fatty acid–ie, an alkyl chain fatty acid with one ethylenic–double bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain. See Fatty acid, Saturated fatty acid; Cf Polyunsaturated fatty acid, Unsaturated fatty acid.

mon·o·un·sat·ur·at·ed fat

(mon'ō-ŭn-sach'ŭr-ā-tĕd fat)
A type of unsaturated fat that may help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
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Keywords: Polyunsaturated fatty acid, n-3/n-6 ratio, fish muscle lipids, saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids.
Several dietary patterns were identified with varying levels of seven nutrients previously shown to be associated with Alzheimer's disease risk: saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B12 and folate.
After adjustment for confounding factors, individuals in the highest quintile of fat intake--whether total fat, saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, or trans fat--were approximately 50% less likely to develop early ARM than individuals in the lowest quintile.

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