Vegetable Oil Enriched with Phytosterol Ester and the Degree of Serum Cholesterol Lowering Effect in Healthy Subjects

  title={Vegetable Oil Enriched with Phytosterol Ester and the Degree of Serum Cholesterol Lowering Effect in Healthy Subjects},
  author={Shinji Seki and Tatsuichirou Abe and Ichirou Hidaka and Keiichi Kojima and Hisako Yoshino and Toshiaki Aoyama and Mitsuko Okazaki and Kazuo Kondo},
  journal={Journal of Oleo Science},
Phytosterols are natural dietary components and their lowering effect on serum cholesterol level has been well documented. There have been few reports about the effect of less than 1g/day of phytosterol on serum cholesterol level. We attempted to investigate serum cholesterol lowering effect of phytosterol at 2 relatively low doses. In a randomized, double-blind, 3-group parallel protocol, 67 healthy men with a total cholesterol of 221.5 ± 17.0 (mean ± SD, mg/dL) consumed each about 0.04 g/day… 

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