Plant sterols and stanols for healthy ageing.

  title={Plant sterols and stanols for healthy ageing.},
  author={Iwona Rudkowska},
  volume={66 2},
The proportion of elderly is growing worldwide. This trend is in parallel to an increase in diseases, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Plant sterols and stanols (PS) consumption is known to decrease low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels by 5-15%, and thus lower CVD risk. Yet, the effect of PS on LDL-C levels differs between individuals… CONTINUE READING