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Phytosterols: Plant stanols and sterols are substances found naturally in plant foods -- including fruits, vegetables and vegetable oils, nuts and seeds. Their chemical structure looks a lot like cholesterol, and they can prevent the body from absorbing cholesterol in the intestines. Either in food or supplement form, they can lower LDL cholesterol levels. http://tinyurl.com/mkr6v99. ...Read more
I have high cholesterol, I don't want to take drugs. Heard with diet plant sterols can help, like CholestOff by Nature Made. Are they safe?
LDL: Please go to framingham risk calculator (http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov) and calculate risk for having heart disease within next ten years. If risk is greater than 7.5% American expert panels recommend considering a statin medication. European experts do not consider statins until your risk is much higher - 20%. The other agents you are discussing do not have the same benefit as statins. ...Read more
Super beta prostate has 600mg of plant sterols., and others. Other manufacturers of beta-sitosterol don't have as many in theirs. Is this important?
It could be: That a higher dose certainly sounds better... However to my knowledge there is no scientific proof that any sterols have any long term beneficial effect on prostate hypertrophy. The "drug" is advertised on the net ready to order. Go see a urologist have a psa done and listen to what the dr. Will tell you. Do not treat yourself! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for my father to take COQ10 & Plant sterol supplements? He has essential thrombocytosis. He already takes aspirin & pravastatin daily.
Looks OK,,,: It looks like no problem with plant sterols or COQ10 as there don't seem to be any major contraindications with the use of these together. However the use of statins like the pravastatin he's on may inhibit his own COQ10 production and COQ10 use may block the action of warfarin if your father ever takes that so that would be something to keep aware of. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) tnteract with saw palmetto, plant sterol , and selinum? My husband is taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for prostate infection.And natural supplements
I take a supplement w/ plant sterols & stanols to lower cholesterol. Read online those ingredients can increase height. Any truth to that in adults?
I have chorosis of liver.I was wondering if plant sterols would hurt my liver in anyway?I have a family history of high cholesterol. I was on statins
No: Plant sterols are present in the foods you eat every day like fruits and vegetables , legumes, lentils and nuts as well as oat cereal. ...Read more
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