sterol


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any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals

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Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the Plant Sterol Market including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology.
Principal components analysis (PCA) of sterol proportions was performed using a correlation matrix with Minitab version 16.
One proven way to lower cholesterol focuses on sterols and resolving and improving lipid status.
Reducol is a unique blend of plant sterols and stanols that may help lower cholesterol.
Sterol quantification was performed using tetracosane (Sigma Aldrich) as the internal injection standard.
Washington, Oct 25 ( ANI ): High cholesterol levels have long been discussed to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but now researchers have demonstrated preventive effect of sterols in the disease.
The unsaponifiable matter of this oil is an important source of interesting minor compounds, like long-chain fatty alcohols, sterols and tocopherols.
Phytosterols are sterols and stanols, compounds found in small quantities in plants.
The term "phytosterols" refers to sterols and stanols, which are compounds found in small quantities in plants.
Utilization of oleic acid for sterol esterification was significantly impaired in anaerobic cells (Valachovic et al.
Compelling scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of plant sterols and plant sterol esters has not only led to support from health professionals, but also to a transformation of the regulatory landscape in recent years.
7% rise in the functional sector every year for the next three years, and the company notes: "We expect that a key growth area for functional foods will be new applications for plant sterols, which is of particular interest in the US, where claims on plant sterols are approved, and where it is common for consumers to be aware of their cholesterol levels
GERMANY: Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has expanded its sterol ester production capacities at its plant in Illertissen, Germany.
Most studies have found that a plant sterol intake of approximately 2,000 milligrams daily is useful in controlling blood cholesterol levels.
On the other hand, the sterol pattern is a valuable indicator of the quality and origin of butter and similar products [3].
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