Phytosterols – health benefits and potential concerns: a review

Auteur(s) :
Kritchevsky D., Chen SC.
Date :
Mai, 2005
Source(s) :
NUTRITION RESEARCH. #25:5 p413-428
Adresse :
Addresses: Kritchevsky D (reprint author), Wistar Inst Anat & Biol, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Wistar Inst Anat & Biol, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA E-mail Addresses: kritchevsky@wistar.org

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Abstract: Phytosterols have been used as blood cholesterol-lowering agents for the last half century. They have been shown to be effective and safe. Originally presented as a pharmaceutical formulation, phytosterols are now being added to an increasing variety of foodstuffs. On occasion, questions have arisen concerning their safety, but at the present time and at the current level of usage, no adverse effects have been observed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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