Cholesterol-lowering effect of plant sterols.

  title={Cholesterol-lowering effect of plant sterols.},
  author={S AbuMweis and Peter J. H. Jones},
  journal={Current atherosclerosis reports},
  volume={10 6},
Plant sterols are plant components that have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol except for the addition of an extra methyl or ethyl group; however, plant sterol absorption in humans is considerably less than that of cholesterol. In fact, plant sterols reduce cholesterol absorption and thus reduce circulating levels of cholesterol. Earlier studies that have tested the efficacy of plant sterols as cholesterol-lowering agents incorporated plant sterols into fat spreads. Later on, plant… CONTINUE READING
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