Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals

Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals

by Paresh C. Dutta
     
 

ISBN-10: 082474750X

ISBN-13: 9780824747503

Pub. Date: 12/02/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Analyses food and biological samples of phytosterols and discusses plant sterol analysis with respect to functional foods. Investigates the safety of phytosterols and phytosterol esters and associated health risks, including potential impact on cancer development and the lowering of cholesterol levels. Details the chemistry, occurrence, and biological effects of

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Analyses food and biological samples of phytosterols and discusses plant sterol analysis with respect to functional foods. Investigates the safety of phytosterols and phytosterol esters and associated health risks, including potential impact on cancer development and the lowering of cholesterol levels. Details the chemistry, occurrence, and biological effects of phytosterol oxides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824747503
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/2003
Series:
Nutraceutical Science and Technology Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Preface
Contributors
1Occurrence and Levels of Phytosterols in Foods1
2Analysis of Phytosterols in Foods33
3Plant Sterol Analysis in Relation to Functional Foods75
4Analysis of Phytosterols in Biological Samples133
5Does Phytosterol Intake Affect the Development of Cancer?191
6Role of Plant Sterols in Cholesterol Lowering243
7Plant Sterols in Functional Foods317
8Safety of Phytosterols and Phytosterol Esters as Functional Food Components347
9Potential Health Risks Associated with Large Intakes of Plant Sterols365
10Chemistry, Analysis, and Occurrence of Phytosterol Oxidation Products in Foods397
11Biological Effects and Safety Aspects of Phytosterol Oxides419
12Prospects of Increasing Nutritional Phytosterol Levels in Plants431
Index441

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