Therapeutic potential of plant sterols and stanols.

  title={Therapeutic potential of plant sterols and stanols.},
  author={Jogchum Plat and Dani{\"e}lle A J M Kerckhoffs and Ronald P Mensink},
  journal={Current opinion in lipidology},
  volume={11 6},
Products enriched with plant sterol and stanol esters selectively lower LDL cholesterol. Consumption appears to be safe, and these functional foods thus have great potential for cardiovascular risk management. Although values remain within the normal range, one possible concern is that they lower lipid-standardized concentrations of the plasma carotenoids. Whether this affects health in the longer-term or in selected patient groups is not known. Therefore, especially in view of the increasing… CONTINUE READING

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