Friday, May 04, 2012


  • Stanol ester is a heterogeneous group of chemical Compounds known to reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol in blood 
  • Plant stanol esters are found naturally occurring in small quantities in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, and vegetable oils.
  • Products containing plant stanols and sterols are not recommended for children under the age of 5 years, breastfeeding or pregnant women 
  • Daily intake of 2-3 g sterols and stanols can lower coronary heart disease risk by 20% over a lifetime.
  • Phytosterols play a major role in pharmaceuticals for production of therapeutic steroids, in nutrition as anti-cholesterol additives and in cosmetics. 

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