Phytosterol consumption and the anabolic steroid boldenone in humans: A hypothesis piloted

@article{Ros2007PhytosterolCA,
  title={Phytosterol consumption and the anabolic steroid boldenone in humans: A hypothesis piloted},
  author={Martine M. Ros and Saskia S. Sterk and Hans Verhagen and Anton F. H. Stalenhoef and Niels de Jong},
  journal={Food Additives \& Contaminants},
  year={2007},
  volume={24},
  pages={679 - 684}
}
The presence of the anabolic steroid boldenone in animals has become a research topic as its occurrence is proposed to be a marker for illegal hormone administration. However, boldenone can also be formed from β-sitosterol, a phytosterol present in animal feed, as well as from endogenous sources. The observations in animals together with the increased consumption of phytosterol-enriched foods in the Western population led the authors to the hypothesis that consumption of phytosterol-enriched… 

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