Definitions for "Monounsaturated fat"
Has effect similar to that of polyunsaturated fat but does not lower HDL cholesterol. Found in olive oil and other oils.
A type of fat found in many foods but predominantly in avocados and canola, olive, and peanut oil. Monounsaturated fat tends to lower LDL cholesterol levels, and some studies suggest that it may do so without also lowering HDL cholesterol levels.
A saturated fatty acid bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain.