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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A recently proposed health claim rule by the FDA suggests that including 2 grams of plant sterols per day helps reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease, ACH officials say.
Another weapon in the fight to reduce and maintain healthy cholesterol levels through a wide range of food products can be found in plant sterols, which have been clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol by 8-15% without impacting on 'good' HDL.
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8 grams and up to 3 grams of plant sterols or stanols daily lowers serum low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels.