[PHNUTR-L] Plant Sterols May Reduce LDL Cholesterol Levels in
Combination with ... Foods and Diet Low in Saturated Fat
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Plant Sterols May Reduce LDL Cholesterol Levels in Combination with
Other Cholesterol-Lowering Foods and a Diet Low in Saturated Fat
Reference: "Effect of plant sterols in combination with other
cholesterol-lowering foods," Jenkins DJ, Kendall CW, et al, Metabolism,
2008; 57(1): 130-139. (Address: Cyril W.C. Kendall or David J.A.
Jenkins, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St
Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2T2. E-mail:
cyril.kendall at utoronto.ca ).
Summary: In a study involving 42 hyperlipidemic subjects, ingestion of
plant sterols was found to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels. For a period
of 80 weeks, subjects were fed diets high in soy protein (22.5 g/1000
kcal), viscous fibers (10 g/1000 kcal), and almonds (23 g/1000 kcal),
along with plant sterols (1.0 g/1000 kcal), except between weeks 52 to
62, when no plant sterols were taken. Results found that when the diet
plus plant sterols were taken, LDL cholesterol levels reduced by 15.4%
compared to baseline. During the weeks when plant sterols were not taken
and only the diet was followed, that reduction was only 9.0%. The
authors of this study conclude that, "In combination with other
cholesterol-lowering foods and against the background of a low-saturated
fat diet, plant sterols contributed over one third of the LDL-C
reduction seen with the dietary portfolio after 1 year of following
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