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Does phytosterol reduce cholesterol?

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Phytosterols and cholesterol metabolism. Ostlund RE Jr(1). PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Phytosterols are plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol that act in the intestine to lower cholesterol absorption. Phytosterol esters dissolved in food fat reduce LDL- cholesterol by 10% at a maximum effective dose of 2 g/day.
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