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Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals

Edited by Paresh C. Dutta 
Marcel Dekker  2004  



Hard Cover  450 pages, Illustrated  ISBN 9780824747503      £145.00
  • Illustrates the impact of phytosterols on total and LDL cholesterol levels
  • Studies the role of sterols in cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention
  • Highlights recent developments affecting phytosterol oxidation products
  • Examines commercially available foods enriched with phytosterols
  • Details future prospects of phytosterols in public health quality
Responding to the magnitude of publicity currently centering on phytosterol utilization and efficacy, this reference compiles an impressive array of studies on the properties and role of phytosterols in functional food production and public health - documenting the occurrence, analysis, and biological effects of phytosterols to enhance and improve the production and development of functional food ingredients.

Reveals advances that are sure to impact the future of the natural food and nutraceutical industries and revolutionize the world of preventive medicine.

Aiming to harness and understand the potential of phytosterol substances for the prevention of common diseases afflicting society, Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals illustrates the impact of phytosterols on total and LDL cholesterol levels, studies the role of sterols in cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention, highlights recent developments affecting phytosterol oxidation products, examines commercially available foods enriched with Phytosterols, and details future prospects of phytosterols in public health quality.

Contents

Series Introduction
Preface
Contributors

Occurrence and Levels of Phytosterols in Foods
Analysis of Phytosterols in Foods
Plant Sterol Analysis in Relation to Functional Foods
Analysis of Phytosterols in Biological Samples
Does Phytosterol Intake Affect the Development of Cancer?
Role of Plant Sterols in Cholesterol Lowering
Plant Sterols in Functional Foods
Safety of Phytosterols and Phytosterol Esters as Functional Food Components
Potential Health Risks Associated with Large Intakes of Plant Sterols
Chemistry, Analysis, and Occurrence of Phytosterol Oxidation Products in Foods
Biological Effects and Safety Aspects of Phytosterol Oxides
Prospects of Increasing Nutritional Phytosterol Levels in Plants

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