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Dietary phytosterols, plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol, reduce intestinal cholesterol absorption and have many other potentially beneficial biological effects in humans. Due to limited information on phytosterol levels in foods, however, it is difficult to quantify habitual dietary phytosterol intake (DPI). Therefore, we sought to identify a plasma biomarker of DPI.


  • Lin X, Racette SB, Ma L, Wallendorf M, Spearie CA, Ostlund RE Jr. Plasma biomarker of dietary phytosterol intake. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 10;10(2):e0116912. PMID: 25668184; PMCID: PMC4323197.

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Research Details

  • Research Center: Washington University, St. Louis

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