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 Phytosterols (Plant Sterols) STUDIES

Recommended phytosterol intake predicted to reduce LDL cholesterol by 9%, meta-analysis shows

Highlights Meta-analysis of 84 randomized, controlled trials involving over 6,800 participants Dose-response curves predicts absolute (mmol/L) and relative (%) effect of phytosterols on LDL cholesterol Recommend daily dosage of phytosterols (2 g)...
on February 25, 2020

Plant sterols reduce LDL-cholesterol, doubling effects of diet or drug therapy, expert panel finds.

Highlights Plant sterols (2 g/day) reduce LDL-cholesterol by 10%, based on a meta-analysis of 41 clinical trials. Combined with diet therapy, plant sterols reduce LDL-cholesterol by 20% Taking phytosterols with...
on February 25, 2020

Phytosterols provide dual lipid benefits for people with or at risk for diabetes, study shows

Highlights Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study 138 adults with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes 6% reduction in LDL cholesterol vs. placebo 3% reduction in triglycerides vs. placebo Effective dosage...
on February 25, 2020

Patients taking statin drugs achieve better blood lipid profiles with added phytosterols, meta-analysis shows

Highlights Meta-analysis of 15 randomized, controlled trials involving 500 patients treated with statin drugs Plant sterol/stanol supplementation from 1.8 to 6 g/day Median study duration is 6 weeks (range 4 to 85 weeks)...
on February 25, 2020

Oral phytosterols reduce total and LDL cholesterol without affecting HDL cholesterol, meta-analysis shows

  Highlights Meta-analysis of 41 randomized, placebo-controlled trials (2,084 participants) Oral phytosterols increase blood levels (sitosterol and campesterol) Reduction in total cholesterol (5.9%) and LDL cholesterol (8.5%) also reported Dosage...
on February 25, 2020