phytosterol

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phytosterol

 [fi″to-ste´rol]
a sterol of vegetable origin.

phy·to·ste·rol

(fi'tō-stē'rol),
Generic term for the sterols of plants.

phytosterol

(fī′tō-stîr′ôl′, -ōl′, -stĕr′-)
n.
Any of various sterols, such as stigmasterol, that are derived from plants.

phytosterol

A generic term for cholesterol-like compounds of plant origin, which include plant sterols and stanols.

Alternative medicine
It is alleged that phytosterols reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to their ability to reduce serum cholesterol levels; however, there are few peer-reviewed reports that support this allegation.

phytosterol

a sterol of vegetable origin.
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Studies are needed to examine the effects of plant sterol consumption frequency on circulating blood cholesterol as part of a diet low in saturated and trans fats," says Lichtenstein.
Most studies have found that a plant sterol intake of approximately 2,000 milligrams daily is useful in controlling blood cholesterol levels.
The new facility at the company's international Nutrition & Health Competence Center is used for the production of premium grade plant sterol esters.
The enrichment of foods such as margarines with plant sterol ester or plant stanol ester is one of the recent developments in functional foods to enhance the cholesterol lowering ability of traditional food products.
By ingesting one or two grams of plant sterol each day, you could lower your blood cholesterol by 15 percent.
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New labeling claims have been approved for foods containing plant sterol or plant stanol esters, which have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease by reducing blood cholesterol levels.
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