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bitolterol (betasitosterol) is one of several phytosterols (plant sterols) with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol. Sitosterols are white, waxy powders with a characteristic odor. Theyare hydrophobic and soluble in alcohols.
βSitosterol is one of several phytosterols with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol. It is widely distributed in the plant kingdom and found in pecans, Serenoa repens (saw palmetto), avocados, Curcurbita pepo (pumpkin seed), Pygeum africanum, cashew fruit, rice bran, wheat germ, corn oils, soybeans, seabuckthorn and wolfberries.Alone and in combination with similar phytosterols,
β-sitosterol reduces blood levels of cholesterol, and is used in treating hypercholesterolemia.It shows a positive effect on male hair loss in combination with Saw palmetto.
In Europe,βsitosterol plays a major role in treatment of herbal therapy of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), prostatic carcinoma and breast cancer.
Taking beta-sitosterol significantly lowers total and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, but it does not raise good (HDL) cholesterol levels;
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Improving the symptoms of BPH, but it does not actually shrink an enlarged prostate;
Initial studies have shown that β-sitosterol can increase the proliferation of peripheral blood lymphocytes and enhance the cytotoxic effect of natural killer cells.
β-sitosterol has demonstrated effects on tumor cell lines in vitro. Growth is inhibited in human colon, prostate, and breast cancer cell lines. It has been postulated that cell death (apoptosis) is initiated, probably by activation of the protein phosphatase A2 pathway.