Dietary Plant Sterols and Cholesterol Metabolism

This study, published in Nutrition Reviews in 2007, emphasizes the cholesterol-lowering effect of naturally occurring plant sterols. The researchers suggest the effect of plant sterols on cholesterol lowering have been underestimated and recommend plant sterols be included in dietary advice for patients concerned about preventing and managing coronary heart disease.

To read the abstract and download the full article, click here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17310858




Ellegård LH, Andersson SW, Normén AL, Andersson HA. “Dietary plant sterols and cholesterol metabolism.” Nutr Reviews, 65(1):39-45, 2007.