Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals

Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals

by Paresh C. Dutta
     
 

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

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