Cardiovascular Safety of Plant Sterol and Stanol Consumption.

Silbernagel, Günther; Baumgartner, Iris; März, Winfried (2015). Cardiovascular Safety of Plant Sterol and Stanol Consumption. Journal of AOAC International, 98(3), pp. 739-741. AOAC International 10.5740/jaoacint.SGESilbernagel

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Plant sterols and stanols as components of functional foods are widely used for cholesterol lowering. The regular intake of these functional foods is associated with a decrease in low density lipoprotein cholesterol of about 10 % and an increase in plasma plant sterol or stanol concentrations by about a factor of 2. There is no doubt that a decrease in low density lipoprotein cholesterol is beneficial to cardiovascular health. However, due to the concomitant increase in circulating plant sterols safety issues associated with the intake of plant sterol containing functional foods have been raised. Herein, we will review and evaluate those arguments raised against the use of plant sterols and stanols.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Angiology

UniBE Contributor:

Silbernagel, Günther and Baumgartner, Iris

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1060-3271

Publisher:

AOAC International

Language:

English

Submitter:

Catherine Gut

Date Deposited:

03 Jul 2015 09:51

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 21:52

Publisher DOI:

10.5740/jaoacint.SGESilbernagel

PubMed ID:

25942652

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70078

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70078

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