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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Further components of biodiesel, like campesterol and sitosterol or acylated sterol glucosides, have been proved as main components in residues of biodiesel fuel that have led to severe engine problems.
Cholesterol, campesterol, ergosterol, [beta]-sitosterol, desmosterol, and brassicasterol were purchased from Steraloids Inc.
Avocado's phytosterols (stigmasterol, campesterol, and beta-sitosterol) are believed to help prevent excess synthesis of pro-inflammatory PGE2 by the connective tissue.
Antinociceptive activity of stigmosterol-3-glyceryl-2'-linoleiate, campesterol and daucosterol isolated from Aerva lanata Linn.
Distinguishing between vascular plant sterols and sterols derived from marine phytoplankton is a complex task because of the lack of resolution between the C-24 epimers of campesterol, [beta]-sitosterol and stigmasterol with the analytical techniques used.
Sterols--cholesterol, campesterol and stigmasterol.
Sterols such as cholesterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and 28-isofucosterol; triacyl glycerols, wax ester and sterol ester (mainly lupeol based) [88, 95].
sitosterol (3), campesterol (4) and stigmasterol (5), since these C-24 alkylated sterols are metabolically converted to cholesterol.
En la naturaleza, se han encontrado mas de 200 tipos de esteroles vegetales en diversas especies de plantas, los mas abundantes son el [beta]-sitosterol, campesterol y stigmasterol, constituyendo el 95-98% de los fitoesteroles identificados (1,23) (Figura 1).
In this regard, various dietary cholesterol inhibitors, such as plant sterols and stanols, like beta-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol, are recommended to lower LDL cholesterol without lowering the beneficial HDL cholesterol.