Stanols/Sterols
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Stanols/Sterols Usage

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Effect of Stanols/Sterols on Lipid Disorders

Plant stanol esters reduce serum (blood) cholesterol levels by inhibiting cholesterol absorption.10 Because they are structurally similar to cholesterol, stanols (and sterols) can displace...

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Therapeutic Uses

Strong evidence tells us that stanol/sterols and their ester forms can significantly improve cholesterol profile 1 There are no other known medicinal uses of stanols or stanol esters. Phytosterols do offer additional potential benefits, but these are discussed in the Beta-sitosterol article.

References

  1. Gylling H, Miettinen TA. Serum cholesterol and cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism in hypercholesterolaemic NIDDM patients before and during sitostanol ester-margarine treatment. Diabetologia. 37(8):773-80.
 
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