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Phytosterols Offer A Range Of Potential Health Benefits

November 3, 2010: 10:46 AM EST

A Canadian researcher recently presented study results showing the potential health benefits of plant-derived phytosterols not only in reducing blood triglycerides, but also in developing personalized nutrition programs and combination therapies. Phytosterols are found in fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, legumes, nuts and grains, and have been shown to lower cholesterol. But Prof. Todd Rideout of Canada’s Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals believes phytosterols offer broader health benefits. For example, by determining the factors that affect an individual’s cholesterol synthesis, doctors can better prescribe a nutritional program. And even greater benefits may be derived by combining phytosterols with other therapies, such as omega-3 fatty acids.

"3 "Hot Spots" Target of Research Beyond LDL Cholesterol-Lowering for Plant Sterols", Nutrition Horizon, November 03, 2010
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