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sterols

A group of mainly unsaturated solid alcohols of the steroid group occurring in the fatty tissues of plants and animals. The sterols include CHOLESTEROL and ERGOSTEROL.

sterols (ster´ôlz),

n.pl steroids having one or more hydroxyl groups and no carbonyl or carboxyl groups (e.g., cholesterol).
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In all cultivations samples were taken every hour for the determination of biomass, glucose and ethanol concentrations in the medium, and for the analyses of sterols and ergosterol in the biomass.
The well-established benefits of plant sterols have prompted scientific organizations around the globe to include plant sterols in their dietary recommendations.
The amount of sterols you get from a typical diet is not enough for significant cholesterol-lowering.
Plant sterols occur naturally in various plant foods and there is good evidence from clinical trials that they are effective in lowering blood cholesterol if consumed as pert of a healthy balanced diet," says Claire Williamson, a registered nutritionist end member of the Nutrition Society.
The sterol analysis was performed on the basis of three main sterols present in rapeseed oil in order to indicate the key points of the present experiment.
Analysis of human and animal feces has provided data for identification and characterization of 32 different cholesterol derivatives and a quantitative estimation of individual sterols (Leeming et al.
It's possible to enrich staple foods with stanols or sterols in their fatty acid ester forms without compromising taste or mouthfeel.
Plant sterols and animal sterols share a similar chemical structure and mutually limit each other's solubility and uptake in the small intestine.
Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise orange juice made with CoroWiseT plant sterols meets the needs of health-conscious consumers, who now have another way to help maintain their heart health," says Ted Ziemann, president of Cargill H&FT.
Soy-fortified beef may offer a lower-fat alternative to Benecol and Take Control--two margarine spreads with sterols that have been on the market since 2000.
More than 40 plant sterols have been identified, of which [beta]-sitosterol, stigmasterol and campesterol are the most abundant (11).