Focus On Plant Sterols*

Plant sterols are fats found naturally in plant foods. They are very similar in chemical structure to the body's steroid hormones such as cholesterol, aldosterone and vitamin D. Humans are unable to manufacture them. Modern food habits, in particular the use of highly processed foods, have dramatically reduced average daily intake in the developed world.

They are useful in the management of several conditions:

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