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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In several further publications, this clinical activity has been theorized to be due to a partial anti-androgenic actively of this individual phytosterol (Gutendorf and Westendorf 2001, Mellanen et al.
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The company will showcase its CardioAid[TM] range of phytosterols and phytosterol esters, which have approval as novel food ingredients and can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications targeted at reducing blood cholesterol levels.
The two drugs are approved only for lipid-lowering indications: Ezetimibe, a selective inhibitor of the absorption of intestinal cholesterol and related phytosterol marketed as Zetia, was approved by the FDA in 2002; Vytorin, a combination of ezetimibe and the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor simvastatin was approved in 2004; simvastatin was approved in 1991.
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition 's portfolio of ingredients will include Novasoy soya isoflavone concentrates and the CardioAid range of phytosterols and phytosterol esters, which can be used in a variety of applications to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
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Zhejiang Medicine Company-Xinchang Pharmaceuticals (ZMC) - a Chinese manufacturer of pharmaceutical drugs and active nutritional ingredients such as biotin, vitamin A, astaxanthin, natural and synthetic vitamin E, as well as lutein, phytosterol, beta-Carotene, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and Coenzyme Q10 -- describes itself as a recognized global industry leader and not merely a Chinese ingredient manufacturer.