While plant sterol esters have a bigger effect on lowering cholesterol than oat beta-glucans, they can come with unwanted side effects including weight gain and microbiome disturbance, finds a new study.
Sanofi-Aventis has said the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) rejection of its application to broaden the already approved sterol-stanols cholesterol lowering claim to powdered supplements won’t affect the company commercially, but they will be...
Scientists at Nestlé's research centre have demonstrated that plant
sterols, added to foods to reduce cholesterol absorption, also
reduce the body's ability to absorb the carotenoid beta-carotene
and vitamin E.