sitostanol

sitostanol

(sī-tō-stān'ol),
A plant sterol used as a cholesterol-lowering agent.
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A commercial phytosterol preparation containing [sz]-sitosterol, campesterol, sitostanol and campestanol was added at a 1.
Comparison of absorption and metabolism of sitosterol and sitostanol in rats.
Plant sterols such as sitostanol can reduce the body's absorption of cholesterol, thereby reducing serum blood levels and aiding in the decrease in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A commercial phytosterol preparation (CPP) containing [beta]-sitosterol, campesterol, sitostanol and campestanol was added at a concentration of 1.
Major sterol components found in human feces include coprostanol, 24-ethylcoprostanol, cholesterol, 24-ethylcholesterol, 5[beta]-stigmasterol, 5[beta]-epistigmasterol, campestanol, sitosterol, and sitostanol.
Effect of low-dose sitostanol on serum cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Benecol contains sitostanol ester, a fat-soluble form of plant sterols derived from wood pulp and vegetable oils.
Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which markets Benecol, plans to send 3,200 sales representatives to "detail" physicians on the LDL-lowering effects of the spread's active ingredients, campostanol and sitostanol.
One, sitostanol, is the key ingredient in a Finnish margarine called Benecol, which lowered LDL cholesterol by 14 percent in 102 people.
Its scientists are already looking into ways of putting sitostanol into everything from chocolate candy, ice cream and energy bars to mayonnaise, cereals and hamburgers.
The hydrogenation of plant sterols results in the formation of plant stanols; thus the saturation of the 5[alpha] position of campesterol produces campestanol and a similar positional saturation of [beta]-sitosterol will yield sitostanol.