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omega-9 fatty acids (oleic acid)
Monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil, acai fruit (berries), peanuts, soybeans, and avocados.

Omega-9 is NOT an 'essential fatty acid' (it can be manufactured by the human body in limited quantities), unlike Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. It is used by the body to fight inflammation, to reduce atherosclerosis (fat deposits on the artery walls), blood sugar balance, and improve the functioning of the immune system.

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