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Plant sterols and cholesterol

This week's story follows on from last week's. I noticed in the full NICE guidelines document a section on plant sterols (p120).

Plant sterols are found in all plant foods, but the highest concentrations are found in vegetable oils. Think of plant sterols (also called phytosterols) as plant cholesterol. We have known since 1953 that plant sterols impact the abso...


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