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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

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Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids

our body can readily insert double bonds between C9 and C10 of fatty acids, so eating monounsaturated fatty acids wouldn't do much good. However, polyunsaturated fatty acids are a whole different story: some are essential for humans and we cannot make them. The most ...

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by MrMistery
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids
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Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids

Between monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is better in terms of its effect on our health? Thanks in advance!

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by wheel
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids
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by honee_v
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:16 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: plz help me wif tis~thx~
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Which fats are easiest to digest and why?

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by victor
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:37 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Which fats are easiest to digest and why?
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Which fats are easiest to digest and why?

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by Oscerot
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
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