Jan 6, 2014
Lipids in Health and Disease
Phytosterols protect against diet-induced hypertriglyceridemia in Syrian golden hamsters
In addition to lowering LDL-C, emerging data suggests that phytosterols may reduce blood triglycerides , however, the underlying mechanisms are not known.
Researchers tout cholesterol-reducing dark chocolate with phytosterols
Phytosterols can be added to dark chocolate to produce a cholesterol-cutting product capable of an FDA health claim, according to a study.
The Role of Phytosterols in Cholesterol Management
Approximately 1 in 3 adults 20 years and older has elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol , and two-thirds of this population has an LDL-C that is uncontrolled, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease.1 A core recommendation in the most recent National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines is centered on therapeutic lifestyle ... (more)