The Role of Dietary Supplementation with Plant Sterols and Stanols in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease


Several studies have shown that increased levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol predict cardiovascular events. The Adult Treatment Panel II (ATP II) introduced the principle of ther...

Dietary Plant Sterols and Cholesterol Metabolism


Plant sterols, naturally occurring in foods of plant origin, reduce cholesterol absorption. Experimental studies show plant sterols to be an important part of the serum-cholesterol lowering effec...

Plasma Concentrations of Plant Sterols: Physiology and Relationship with Coronary Heart Disease


Recently, it has been questioned whether elevated levels of circulating plant sterols increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). To date, no definitive conclusions regarding such a relati...

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