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Plant sterols and stanols that inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and, in effect, lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in humans.

phytosterols (fī·tˑ·ste·rlz), plant-derived compounds that are structurally similar to cholesterol. These compounds may lower blood cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol, and may have uses as immunostimulants and in treating benign prostate enlargement.
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A free phytosterol powdered dietary supplement that is reconstituted into a food or liquid beverage will overcome dissolution and distribution limitations that may occur with the tablet or capsule form of free phytosterols.
If research activity continues at the present rate, phytosterols will likely cross into Commercialization in about one to one-and-a-half years.
With fats known to play a role in the development of several cancers, scientists have been focusing on the phytosterols for possible answers.
Summary of the Phytosterols Market Report can be accessed on the website at: https://www.
An increase in coronary diseases such as heart disease (Atherosclerosis and heart attack), stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and peripheral vascular diseases, governmental approvals, and advancements in technologies have fueled the growth of phytosterols.
The researchers found that distillers dried grain extracts had good antioxidant activity, which might be related to the carotenoids, phytosterols and tocopherols present in the extracts.
KEY WORDS: Mytilus edulis, phytosterols, fish waste, integrated multitrophic aquaculture
In comparison with soybean oil, SMOFlipid has a reduced concentration of phytosterols (48 mg/L vs.
2 THE blend of vitamin C and E, carotenoids, selenium, zinc and phytosterols has led to its superfood label.
Phytosterols are plant extracts that keep some cholesterol from being absorbed from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream.
USPRwire, Mon Aug 31 2015] Fast Market Research announces the availability of Technavio's new report "Global Phytosterols Market 2015-2019" on their comprehensive research portal.
Research from MarketsandMarkets found the global market for phytosterols was estimated at $438.