Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals

  • CRC Press
  • 2003
  • 450
  • eng
  • 1
  • 9781135520250

Analyzes food and biological samples of phytosterols and discusses plant sterol analysis with respect to functional foods. Investigates the safety of phytosterols and phytosterol esters and associated health risks, including potential impact on cancer development and the lowering of cholesterol levels. Details the chemistry, occurrence, and biological effects of phytosterol oxides.