phytosterols

Cutting Cholesterol: Plant sterols found to be effective

A recent study has shown once again that naturally occurring plant compounds called phytosterols can help lower blood levels of cholesterol. Researchers at the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University in St Louis studied 10 volunteer subjects with normal cholesterol levels to determine the effect of phytosterols present in wheat germ on cholesterol absorption. [...]

Cutting Cholesterol: Plant sterols found to be effective 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Cholesterol Clues: Study finds plant sterols cut levels

Phytosterols are naturally occurring plant compounds found in vegetables and legumes. They have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol, but inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Many studies have found that esterified phytosterols added to margarine can lower blood levels of cholesterol. In a recent study, researchers asked 15 people with elevated cholesterol [...]

Cholesterol Clues: Study finds plant sterols cut levels 2018-02-15T15:53:36+00:00

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