Cholesterol and Phytosterol Oxidation Products: Analysis, Occurrence, and Biological EffectsAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: July 2002
This book comprehensively reviews several aspects of cholesterol oxidation products: cholesterol oxidation mechanisms, analytical determination, origin and content of these compounds in foods and biological samples, and their biological effects, with an emphasis on recent advances in these fields. Information on different aspects of phytosterol oxidation is reviewed. Little research has been conducted on the analysis of mixed sterol oxidation products. Mixed diets containing both cholesterol and phytosterols can contain a complex array of oxidation products generated from these sterols. Research into the problem of analyzing these complex mixtures of compounds is highlighted.