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Do "Heart Healthy" sterols cause heart disease? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor The sterol question continues to pop up. Sterols are an ingredient widely added by food manufacturers that allows a "heart healthy" claim, since sterols have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol...
Plant Sterol enriched margarine spreads can help reduce blood cholesterol by Kel H. Patient Expert from the Heart Foundation? What is a plant sterol? Plant sterols are naturally occurring components... are also found in fruit and veges. What effect do plant sterols have on blood cholesterol levels? Plant sterols...
The Plant Sterol Story: Using Food Choices to Help Manage Cholesterol by Michelle T Patient Expert Adding plant sterols to your diet is one of several simple changes you can make to help manage... cholesterol levels include 2 grams of plant sterols a day for effective cholesterol lowering. Plant...
A Plant Sterol and Stanol Short by Chris K. Patient Expert The subject of using plant sterols and stanols as a natural substitute for ezetimibe (Zetia) was brought up in one of the comments. Plant sterols and stanols are both natural substances that work...
Apo E4 and sterols: Lethal combination? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Phytosterols, or just "sterols" to its friends and neighbors, are a group of cholesterol-like compounds that are abundant in the plant world. Lately, however, sterols have proliferated in the processed...
Are sterols the new trans fat? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor that has some potential for repeating the trans fat debacle: sterol esters. Sterols are naturally-occurring oils... just by eating plant-sourced foods. Curiously, the chemical structure of sterols are very similar to human...
Evidence suggests stanols and sterols are ‘good’ for cholesterol but bad for health by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor plant substances known as stanols or sterols. These partially block absorption of cholesterol... that counts. No studies exist which demonstrate that stanols and sterols actually improve health...
The medical director of the British Heart Foundation does not want to engage with the troubling science on sterols by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor ‘stanols’ and ‘sterols’ (found in some margarines and other ‘functional foods’) have benefits for health... be used. Yet, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) recommends the use of stanols and sterols, though I wondered...
Podcast – 29th April 2011 by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor ‘Healthy’ sterols can damage the heart, raised overall blood sugar levels linked with increased risk of death, British Medical Journal reminds of the importance of setting health policy based
You Ask, I Answer: Phytosterols by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional is a sterol (that is a steroid with an alcohol group attached, for any chemistry geeks out there) essential in maintaining cell structures in animals, phyto sterols play the same role in plant foods. Not surprisingly...

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