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Description of the chemical structure of a number of phytosterols (also known as plant sterols), their crystallization behaviour in aqueous and lipid phases (including hydrate formation), their interactions with related compounds (bile salts, other sterols, sterol esters), and their physiological effect on blood cholesterol concentration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReference Module in Food Science
EditorsGeoffrey Smithers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780081005965
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018


  • Blood cholesterol lowering
  • oleogel
  • triterpenes
  • phytosterols

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    Bot, A. (2018). Phytosterols. In G. Smithers (Ed.), Reference Module in Food Science Elsevier.