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When “Heart-Healthy” Nutrients Turn On You

PHYTOSTEROLS ARE OFTEN ADDED to margarine and dairy products. Their cholesterol-lowering effects are well-described. But should we be wary of these additives? I think you know the answer: The available research indicates that you consume phytosterols as additives at your peril.

Phytosterols (plant sterols) and are structurally related (but metabolized differently) to cholesterol. You can…

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