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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Dietary monounsaturated fatty acids intake and risk of skin photoaging.
Fatty Acid Composition: The total fatty acids were determined for both the species categorized as saturated fatty acid (SFA) monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).
The predominant monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) was C 18:1n-9 (oleic acid), it was followed by C 16:1n-7 (palmitoleic acid) in all species, in agreement with S.
concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids was higher in all chicken samples as compare to saturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acid.
MUFA (Monounsaturated fatty acid)###83.738+-1.932 ab###87.104+-1.932 a###80.598+-1.932 b###84.750+-1.932 ab###84.154+-1.932 ab
Oleic acid is the only monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) in the Turkana doum palm nut whereas traces of palmitoleic acid are present in the palm kernel and coconut oil extracts.
Some data suggest that the Mediterranean model of eating, with a high intake of olive oil, could reduce the progress of cognitive impairment associated with aging, probably because of the role of monounsaturated fatty acids in maintaining the structural integrity of neuronal membranes.
The formulated feed is higher in monounsaturated fatty acids (MFA) than the red algae Champia parvula and Gracilaria flagelliformis and the green alga Ulva australis.
Research in Denmark compared the effects of meals high in saturated fats versus meals high in monounsaturated fatty acids on post-meal lipid profiles.
Wine drinkers also derived more of their dietary fat from olive oil--rich in heart-beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids (SN: 11/21/98, p.
The atherogenic index was calculated from the formula AI = C12:0 + 4 C14:0 + C16:0/[summation]PUFA n-6 + [summation]PUFA n-3 + [summation]MUFA, where C12:0, C14:0, and C16:0 are the content of saturated acids: lauric, myristic, and palmitic (%);[summation]PUFA n-6 are the total polyunsaturated fatty acids n-6 (%);[summation]PUFA n-3 are the total polyunsaturated fatty acids n-3 (%);[summation]MUFA are the total monounsaturated fatty acids (%).
Algae oil is higher in monounsaturated fatty acids than canola, soybean, and olive oils, and is also very low in saturated fat (implicated as a possible cause of heart disease).