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Plant Sterols Better Than Cholesterol In Alzheimer's
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iride6606 posted:
It seems that plant sterols are a better source of necessary fats and do NOT promote Alzheimer's as cholesterol does. A couple of excerpts:

Plant sterols are present in various combinations in nuts, seeds and plant oils. As plant sterols are the equivalents of animal cholesterol , they can in principal influence metabolic processes, where cholesterol is involved

Studies have already shown that cholesterol promotes the formation of so-called senile plaques. These plaques, which are composed of proteins, particularly beta-amyloid proteins, deposit at nerve cells within the brain and are regarded as one of the main causes of Alzheimer's disease

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20131025/Plant-Sterols-prove-to-be-better-cholesterol-in-Alzheimer60s-disease.aspx
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