Commonly known as Phytosterols, Plant Sterols (and stanols) lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of congenital heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.

Sterols work by mimicking cholesterol and competing with it for absorption and they’re said to be the most effective single food that can help lower cholesterol levels when consumed as part of a healthy diet.

Links to other interesting documents and articles…

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021915013006941

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2390824/