Beta-Sitosterol for Prostate Health

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Beta-Sitosterol for Prostate Health

A phytosterol phytonutrient, Beta-sitosterol closely resembles cholesterol, but has just the right small differences to make it health-promoting instead of health-threatening. Similar to their conclusions regarding saw palmetto berry extract, the prestigious Cochrane Collaborative Review Group has concluded that daily dietary supplementation with Beta-sitosterol helps the cells of the prostate gland retain and maintain the necessary healthy tight regulation of their cell cycles and rate of cell division and can make an important contribution to the nutritional support of the prostate gland.15 Beta-sitosterol can be added to the diet as peanut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, raw or roasted peanuts or as a component of a high-quality dietary supplement.

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Milk Thistle for Prostate Health

References:
15. Wilt TJ, MacDonald R, Ishani A. beta-Sitosterol for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: A systematic review. BJU Int 1999;83:976-983.


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