- Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats tend to decrease blood cholesterol levels when substituted for saturated fats.
- In refractory cases, monounsaturated fats may replace carbohydrates, but weight and lipid profile should be closely monitored.
- It contains less monounsaturated fat and more unhealthy artery-clogging saturated fat than olive oil, Weil says.
- Meta-regressions also explored the relation between change in proportion of saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and monounsaturated fat on cardiovascular events.
- It is suggested that replacing saturated fats in the typical American diet with monounsaturated fats present in macadamia nuts has a favorable effect on lipoprotein levels.