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B-Sitosterol

Beta-sitosterols for benign prostatic hyperplasia (Cochrane Review - abstract)

A substantive amendment to this systematic review was last made on 19 May 1999.

Cochrane reviews are regularly checked and updated if necessary.

Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate, can lead to obstructive and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

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Plant fat inhibits breast-cancer cell growth

By LOIS BAKER
News Services Editor

A plant-based fat abundant in vegetarian diets and shown to inhibit the growth of prostate-and colon-cancer cells in vitro also inhibits the growth in vitro of one line of breast-cancer cells, UB nutrition researchers have found.

The study, presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, showed that the phytosterol B-sitosterol reduced the number of breast-cancer cells grown in a laboratory setting by 66 percent, compared to controls.

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B - Sitosterol

B - Sitosterol - Phytochemicals and phytosterols

IMMUNE SYSTEM and T-CELLS

Phytosterols - nature's little helpers; 

  • The Phytosterols (plant sterols) consists of a natural vegetable extract in which the plant sterols and their glycosides are extracted in the naturally occurring ratios.
  • The plant sterols are beta sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol. Although these vitamin-like compounds occur naturally in vegetables, due to refinement, many of our
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