DLM: Specific Foods (2005-2006)
(2005) Specific Foods and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
Other topics (Alcohol, Nuts, Additional information about Plant Sterols and Stanols) can be found in the updated Disorders of Lipid Metabolism project.
(2005) Stanols, Sterols and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
Plants produce sterol compounds (phytosterols) that are chemically related and structurally similar to cholesterol. Research indicates that these compounds may:
- displace cholesterol from the micelles,
- limit the intestinal solubility of cholesterol
- decreasing the hydrolysis of cholesterol esters in the small intestine