Customary use of plant sterol and plant stanol enriched margarine is associated with changes in serum plant sterol and stanol concentrations in humans.

@article{Fransen2007CustomaryUO,
  title={Customary use of plant sterol and plant stanol enriched margarine is associated with changes in serum plant sterol and stanol concentrations in humans.},
  author={Heidi P. Fransen and Nynke de Jong and Marion C J Wolfs and Hans Verhagen and W. M. Monique Verschuren and Dieter L{\"u}tjohann and Klaus von Bergmann and Jogchum Plat and Ronald P Mensink},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={1301-6}
}
The consumption of products enriched with plant sterol or stanol esters lowers serum total and LDL-cholesterol concentrations, thereby most likely reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. However, using plant sterol (not plant stanol) enriched products elevates serum plant sterol concentrations in humans. This may be unwanted because health effects of elevated serum plant sterol concentrations are still controversial. Within postlaunch monitoring of functional foods, we compared serum plant… CONTINUE READING

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