Resources

Here is more information on third-party studies on diets high in monounsaturated fat.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)

“Dietary Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Health: A Review of the Evidence Nutrition...

“Dietary Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Health: A Review of the Evidence Nutrition Insight 44”

BACKGROUND Dietary fats and oils provide calories and essential fatty acids and are sources of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Certain types of fat, however, can increase risk of chronic cardiovascular diseases that affect the heart, blood vessels, and brain. The type of fat that is consumed can have either positive or negative effects on risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Saturated fatty acids (SFA) and trans fatty acids are generally considered unhealthy; whereas, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are considered beneficial.

USDA Nutrition Evidence Library from DGAC; the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act)

1. Q. “What is the effect of dietary intake of monounsaturated fatty...

FDA Qualified Health Claims: Docket No. 2003Q-0559

Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons...

Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains [x] grams of olive oil.

American Heart Association (AHA) Recommendation:

“For good health, the majority of the fats that you eat should be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Eat foods containing monounsaturated fats and/or polyunsaturated fats instead of foods that contain saturated fats and/or trans fats.”

American Diabetes Association Position Statement 2013: Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults With Diabetes

“In people with type 2 diabetes, a Mediterranean-style, MUFA-rich eating pattern may...