Increased plasma levels of plant sterols and atherosclerosis: A controversial issue

@article{CalpeBerdiel2009IncreasedPL,
  title={Increased plasma levels of plant sterols and atherosclerosis: A controversial issue},
  author={Laura Calpe-Berdiel and Jes{\'u}s M{\'e}ndez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Francisco Blanco-Vaca and Joan Carles Escol{\`a}-Gil},
  journal={Current Atherosclerosis Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={391-398}
}
A number of studies have raised the possibility of circulating plant sterols being a risk factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Evidence in support of this hypothesis comes mainly from observations in sitosterolemic patients, who hyperabsorb plant sterols and suffer premature atherosclerosis. Accordingly, the atherogenicity of plant sterols of dietary origin is currently under debate, in view of the widespread use of cholesterol-lowering functional foods enriched with these compounds… 
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