Metabolism of beta-sitosterol in man.


The metabolism of beta-sitosterol was compared to that of cholesterol in 12 patients. Sterol balance methods were supplemented by radiosterol studies, with the following results. (a) Plasma concentrations of beta-sitosterol ranged from 0.30 to 1.02 mg/100 ml plasma in patients on intakes of beta-sitosterol typical of the American diet. Plasma levels were… (More)


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