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Stanol esters is a heterogeneous group of chemical compounds known to reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in blood when ingested, though to a much lesser degree than prescription drugs such as statins. The starting material is phytosterols from plants. These are first hydrogenated to give a plant stanol which is then esterified with a mixture of fatty acids also derived from plants. Plant stanol esters are found naturally occurring in small quantities in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, and vegetable oils.   Wikipedia

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benecol | disodium ascorbyl campestanyl phosphate | disodium ascorbyl phytostanol phosphate | disodium ascorbyl sitostanyl phosphate | fm-vp4 compound | fm-vp4 cpd | phytostanol phosphoryl ascorbate | phytosterol | phytosterol ester | phytosterol esters | plant stanol ester | plant stanol esters | plant sterol | plant sterols | stanol ester | sterol


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