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Reprod. Nutr. Dev.
Volume 44, Number 6, November-December 2004
Page(s) 597 - 598
Reprod. Nutr. Dev. 44 (2004) 597-598
DOI: 10.1051/rnd:2004056

Phytosterol oxidation products: state of the art

Francesc Guardiola

Nutrition and Food Science Department-CeRTA, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Avinguda Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract - This editorial gives an overview of the current status of the research on the phytosterol oxidation products. The most relevant studies on their in vivo origin, biological effects and analysis in foodstuffs and biological samples are critically reviewed, in order to give concluding remarks on and to establish the future research needs in this field.

Corresponding author: Francesc Guardiola

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