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phytosterol

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

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

(fī′tō-stîr′ôl′, -ōl′, -stĕr′-)
n.
Any of various sterols, such as stigmasterol, that are derived from plants.
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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.
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The commonly used heart health ingredients include omega-3, beta glucan, phytosterol, soy protein, and others.
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The pumpkin seed extract tested positive for flavonoids, triterpenoids, steroids, tannins, phytosterol, and saponins.
On the basis of the RRFs, phytosterol contents were determined using the following equation:
Portland, OR, April 29, 2017 --(PR.com)-- According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Phytosterols Market by Market type and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the global phytosterols market has generated $490 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 9.62% during the forecast period to reach $935 million by 2022.
Salvat et al., "Stigmasterol: a phytosterol with potential anti-osteoarthritic properties," Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol.
Newton et al., "Phytosterol Pygeum africanum regulates prostate cancer in vitro and in vivo," Endocrine, vol.
Several phytosterols and plants extracts rich in phytosterols are widely used as additives in dietary products aiming to reduce total cholesterol levels.
Phytosterol glycosides reduce cholesterol absorption in humans.
The triangular tip is extra-precise, and the product glides on smoothly and comfortably, thanks to calming chamomile and phytosterol ester, a plant-derived emollient.
The cold-pressed oils--CP1 from July harvested seed and CP2 from September harvested seed, and commercial cranberry seed oil (COM) that was processed using ASE--were analyzed for fatty acid and phytosterol content.
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