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What are phytosterols?

Phytosterols are a form of fats that are similar to cholesterol, but come from plants instead of animals. Consuming foods with added phytosterols (such as margarines) may be recommended for some people to help them reduce their levels of blood cholesterol.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 02 Oct 2014
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