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What does MUFA stand for?

MUFA stands for Monounsaturated Fatty Acid

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First, in its 2009 opinion "Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for Fats, including Saturated Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Trans Fatty Acids and Cholesterol," the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), established an adequate intake for EPA and DHA of 250 mg/day, based on considerations of cardiovascular health.
Previous research has highlighted an association between monounsaturated fatty acids in olive oil - much used in Mediterranean cooking - and lower rates of severe depressive symptoms.
Some fats are better for us - monounsaturated fatty acids (Mufas) help lower LDL cholesterol, the baddie, and increase HDL cholesterol, the good stuff.