How Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol

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DESCRIPTION: This is the third video of a five-part series on the cholesterol-lowering effects of nuts and seeds. In Friday’s video-of-the-day, Nuts and Bolts of Cholesterol Lowering (, I reviewed the data showing nuts decrease cholesterol levels and heart disease mortality. Yesterday’s video-of-the-day, How Fiber Lowers Cholesterol (, attempted to explain the fiber mechanism and the final two will wrap up on a more practical note discussing optimal phytosterol doses ( and sources ( The role played by phytoestrogens can be found in Soy & Breast Cancer Survival ( and Soy Hormones & Male Infertility ( Not all molecular mimics are good, though. Check out Poultry and Paralysis (

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