Metabolic effects of plant sterols and stanols (Review).


High serum LDL cholesterol concentration is a major risk factor for cardiovascular complications. This risk can be lowered by diet. In this respect foods containing plant sterol or stanol esters can be useful for mildly- and hypercholesteraemic subjects. Plant sterols and stanols, which are structurally related to cholesterol, decrease the incorporation of… (More)


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@article{Jong2003MetabolicEO, title={Metabolic effects of plant sterols and stanols (Review).}, author={Ari{\"e}nne de Jong and Jogchum Plat and Ronald P Mensink}, journal={The Journal of nutritional biochemistry}, year={2003}, volume={14 7}, pages={362-9} }