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

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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

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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

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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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