monounsaturated fatty acid

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Noun1.monounsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in olive oil and chicken and almonds
unsaturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms
elaidic acid - a monounsaturated fatty acid that has the same structure as oleic acid except that it is a trans fatty acid; the major trans fatty acid in margarine and fried foods
oleic acid - a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil; used in making soap and cosmetics and ointments and lubricating oils
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For two novel sunscreen filters, following reactions took place during preparation of sample "X", where triglycerides of olive oil contain up to 85% Oleic Acid (C18: 1), a monounsaturated fatty acid. The product formed in this reaction was triglycerides PABA.
To obtain oil with the highest ratio of monounsaturated fatty acids with respect to saturated ones, avocadoes must be grown in areas where temperatures in the winter are not too high.
Mean SD Min Max [h.sup.2] Palmitic (16:0) 471 25.46 1.06 22.66 28.29 0.50 Palmitoleic (16:1) 291 3.17 0.58 1.9 4.63 0.36 Stearic (18:0) 451 13.19 1.15 10.13 16.07 0.17 oleic (18:1) 469 41.83 2.33 35.45 47.41 0.34 Linoleic (18:2) 451 8.49 1.76 4.61 12.8 0.18 Linolenic (18:3) 386 0.3 0.16 0.03 0.66 0.18 SFA 282 41.58 1.71 37.22 46.19 -- MUFA 285 47.94 2.05 47.94 52.65 -- PUFA 289 10.49 2.17 5.55 16.56 -- SD, standard deviation; [h.sup.2], heritability estimates; SFA, saturated fatty acid; MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acid; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acid.
With all the hype about monounsaturated fatty acids, you would have thought that there would be an easy and straightforward answer to this obvious question.
All samples presented higher levels of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), between 363.69 and 425.30 mg [g.sup.-1] of total lipids, followed by polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUF A), between 294.46 and 342.45 mg [g.sup.-1] of total lipids and saturated fatty acids (SFA), between 203.32 and 223.17 mg [g.sup.-1] of total lipids.
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) rich diet has been reported to decrease plasma total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol and increase HDL-cholesterol levels [2-5].
Objective: To evaluate the effect of monounsaturated fatty acid enriched extra virgin olive oil on glycemic status and insulin secretion in diabetic rats.
[16.] Chang NW and PC Huang Effects of ratio of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acid to saturated fatty acid on rat plasma and liver lipid concentrations.
Walnuts have a high content in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), particularly linoleic acid and a-linolenic acid, the vegetable n-3 fatty acid, while almonds are rich in monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA).
SFA: Saturated Fatty Acids; MUFA: Monounsaturated Fatty Acid; PUFA: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid.
(c) BMI, body mass index; HDL-C, HDL cholesterol; HOMA, homeostatic model assessment; LDL-C, LDL cholesterol; MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acid; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids.