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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Based on USDA analysis of corn oil and comparison of other cooking oils, corn oil has a plant sterols content of 135.
A clinical trial with two servings per day of S&W Heart Smart juice drink containing Reducol plant sterols resulted in a decrease in LDL cholesterol by as much as eight per cent in eight weeks when compared to placebo control.
Foods containing plant sterols are also promoted, as they can substantially lower LDL-cholesterol.
The "Set a Healthier Diet" challenge breaks in February (American Heart Month) and asks women nationwide to take an active role in their heart health by increasing the amount of plant sterols in their diet.
activ foods contain plant sterols that naturally occur in small quantities in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, grain products, fruit and vegetables, but an easier way to get the optimal amount of plant sterols for cholesterol-lowering is to have just one Flora pro.
Cargill's CoroWise, a non-GMO plant extract, provides a way to incorporate plant sterols into low fat and fat-free milk-based beverages in addition to fruit, soy and yoghurt drinks, without affecting the flavour or texture of the finished product.
Consuming a single morning dose of plant sterols was not as effective at lowering plasma LDL-C concentrations as was consuming the plant sterols three times a day.
8 grams, of plant sterols in margarine with breakfast.
Plant sterols and stanols block the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine and lower blood levels of the low density lipoprotein or 'bad cholesterol', according to EFSA.
Plant sterols have been recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as potentially helping reduce the risk of heart disease.
Plant sterols are compounds structurally similar to cholesterol.