phytosterol

Generic term for the sterols of plants. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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phytosterol

(fi-tosĀ“tәr-ol″) a sterol of vegetable origin.
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phytosterol

Type: Term Pronunciation: fi′tō-stē′rol Definitions: 1. Generic term for the sterols of plants.
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phytosterol

A plant-based compound that can compete with dietary cholesterol to be absorbed by the intestines, resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels. Phytosterols may have some effect in cancer prevention. Also called plant sterol.
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Phytosterol

Phytosterols, which encompass plant sterols and stanols, are steroid compounds similar to cholesterol which occur in plants and vary only in carbon side chains and/or presence or absence of a double bond. Stanols are saturated sterols, having no double bonds in the sterol ring structure. More than 200 sterols and related compounds have been identi...
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