• WordNet 3.6
    • n sterol any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances
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Cholesterol is a member of the sterol group of lipids, and it must be present in the membrane of every cell in the body.
Patients with high cholesterol who took tablets with plant sterols and stanols had reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a randomized crossover study.
Cargill's CoroWise plant sterols receive Frost & Sullivan award.