• High-MUFA diets can help with weight loss and may be more effective than low-fat, high-carb diets.
• High-MUFA diets may help reduce blood cholesterol, blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors, particularly if they replace some saturated fats in the diet.
• People with high MUFA intakes have lower rates of breast cancer. However, this may due to other components of MUFA-containing foods, rather than MUFAs themselves.
• High-MUFA diets may be beneficial for improving insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control in those with and without high blood sugar.
• High-MUFA diets may help to reduce inflammation, a process that can contribute to chronic disease.