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What Is Campesterol?

Campesterol is a member of the class of phytosterols, belonging to the sterols. It has a chemical structure that is similar to cholesterol.

The campesterol molecules are believed to compete with cholesterol, therefore might be able to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the human intestine.

Campesterol Is A Sterol

Campesterol, a plant sterol in nature, is known to have cholesterol-lowering and anticarcinogenic effects.(source 🗗)

You can find other benefits and side-effects in Campesterol: 2 Research-Backed Benefits & One Side-Effect .

Campesterol In Foods

Many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds contain campesterol, but in low concentrations.(source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out campesterol .

Supplementation Of Campesterol

Excessive consumption or supplementation with plant sterols are associated with reductions in beta-carotene and lycopene levels, and it might have a harmful effect on your vitamin E levels. (source 🗗)

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