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sterol

 [ster´ol]
any of a group of steroids having long aliphatic side-chains at position 17 and at least one alcoholic hydroxyl group; the sterols have lipidlike solubility. Examples are cholesterol and ergosterol.

ster·ol

(stēr'ol),
A steroid with one OH (alcohol) group; the systematic names contain either the prefix hydroxy- or the suffix -ol, for example, cholesterol, ergosterol.

sterol

/ster·ol/ (ster´ol) any of a group of steroids with a long (8 to 10 carbons) aliphatic side-chain at position 17 and at least one alcoholic group; they have lipidlike solubility.

sterol

(stîr′ôl′, -ōl′, stĕr′-)
n.
Any of a group of predominantly unsaturated solid alcohols of the steroid group, such as cholesterol and ergosterol, found in animals, plants, and fungi, especially as components of cell membranes.

sterol

[stir′ôl]
Etymology: Gk, stereos + Ar, alkohl, essence
a large subgroup of steroidal compounds which consists of a series of fused carbocyclic rings containing a hydroxyl group at position 3 and a branched aliphatic side chain of eight or more carbon atoms at position 17. Kinds of sterols include cholesterol and ergosterol.

ster·ol

(ster'ol)
A steroid with one OH (alcohol) group; the systematic names contain either the prefix hydroxy- or the suffix -ol, e.g., cholesterol, ergosterol.

sterol

a steroid alcohol in which the alcoholic hydroxyl group is attached in position 3, and which has an aliphatic side chain of at least 8 carbon atoms at position 17.

sterol

any steroid, e.g. cholesterol and ergosterol, having long (8-10 carbons) aliphatic side-chains at position 17 and at least one alcoholic hydroxyl group; the sterols have lipid-like solubility.
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The report then estimates 2016-2021 market development trends of Plant Sterol industry.
1990) reported cholesterol as the major sterol in blue mussels with a concentration of 370 mg/kg wet weight, followed by brassicasterol (180 mg/kg), campesterol (80 mg/kg), and [beta]-sitosterol (40 mg/kg).
Advanced Cholesterol Formula is often beneficial for people who do not get enough sterols or stanols in their diets or who have deficiencies despite adequate consumption (this is typically a genetic problem).
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.
A Spearman correlation analysis was used to explore the relationships between environmental parameters and sterol concentration.
The research team based at Srland University's medical campus in Homburg collaborated with scientists from Bonn, Finland and the Netherlands to examine how the sterols that we ingest influence the formation of these plaque proteins.
Sterols haven been studied both for their cholesterol lowering effects and their anticancer properties (Bradford and Awad 2007).
She studied the effect of plant sterols on blood cholesterol levels once in the morning compared with giving sterols three times a day.
The study found that consuming a single morning dose of plant sterols was not as effective at lowering plasma LDL cholesterol concentrations as was consuming the plant sterols three times per day.
Williamson notes that sterols are already added to cholesterol-lowering spreads, and that these products are effective but tend to be expensive.

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