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Comparable Efficacy of Hydrogenated versus Nonhydrogenated Plant Sterol Esters on Circulating Cholesterol Levels in Humans

Peter J.H. Jones Ph.D.,, Fady Ntanios Ph.D.,
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.1998.tb01756.x 245-248 First published online: 1 August 1998


A recent study in The Netherlands compared the effects of margarine enriched with different vegetable oil sterols with margarine containing sitostanol-ester on plasma total, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations. Margarine with sterolesters from soybean oil (mainly esters from sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol) was as effective as a margarine with sitostanol-ester in lowering blood total and LDL cholesterol levels without affecting HDL cholesterol levels.

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