PHYTOSTEROLS AND THE HEALTH

  • Dr. Gautam Rawal Attending Consultant-Critical Care, Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Sankalp Yadav General Duty Medical Officer-II, Chest Clinic Moti Nagar, New Delhi, India
  • Ms. Saifali Nagayach Dietician, Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Cholesterol, Phytosterols, Sterols

Abstract

Phytosterols are a family of compounds similar to cholesterol, which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels when supplemented in the diet. A daily dose of 2–3 g of phytosterols has been shown to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels by 5–15%. They can be consumed in the form of phytosterol enriched functional foods or nutraceutical preparations. Increasing the number of phytosterols consumed in a variety of foods may be an important way of reducing cholesterol levels and preventing coronary heart disease.

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Rawal G, Yadav S, Nagayach S. PHYTOSTEROLS AND THE HEALTH. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2015Jun.10 [cited 2022Oct.3];2(3):441-4. Available from: https://medrech.com/index.php/medrech/article/view/104
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