publication . Article . 2004

El consumo de fitosteroles ¿un arma de doble filo?

Nus, Meritxell; Librelotto, Josana; Canales, Amaia; Sánchez-Muniz, Francisco J.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2004 Journal: Grasas y Aceites (issn: 0017-3495, eissn: 1988-4214, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Abstract
Phytosterols are plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol. The most common phytosterols are ß-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol. They are present in many foods but mainly in nuts and vegetable oils. They compete with cholesterol absorption decreasing the cardiovascular risk. Recent studies have associated the intake of 0.63-3g/day of phytosterols with lowering serum cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels. The same decrease has been observed in apolipoprotein B. These results suggest that dietary phytosterols are useful for protection against cardiovascular disease. Because of this they have been incorporated in relatively high quantities int...
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free text keywords: Antioxidants, Lipids, Lipoproteins, Phytosterols, Antioxidantes, Fitosteroles, Lípidos, Lipoproteínas, Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641
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