Phytosterols Market by Type - Global Industry Analysis, Size,
Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021
84 Page Report
Global Phytosterols Market to Expand at 10% CAGR from 2014 to 2021
owing to Rising Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases
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The phytosterols market is expected to witness a significant growth during the forecast period especially in
the developing countries such as India and China. Consumer awareness for health and wellness along with
the adoption of a healthier lifestyle is fuelling the demand for phytosterols market in these regions.
Phytosterols are inclusive of plant sterols and plant stanols. Saturated sterols, which lack double bond in
the sterol ring are called stanols. Phytosterols resemble cholesterols, but the variation is visible in the
carbon side chain and the prevalence or absence of a carbon double bond. The main difference between
phytosterols and cholesterol lies in the absorption levels in the blood stream. Cholesterols are absorbed in
the blood, thereby increasing the cholesterol level in the human body which in turn increases the
incidences of coronary heart diseases. Phytosterols, on the other hand are not absorbed by the body and
are present at low levels. Due to their chemical resemblance, phytosterols block cholesterol from being
absorbed by the blood, thereby reducing the triglyceride level in the human body.
Rising incidences of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases especially in the developed regions such as
Europe and North America is propelling the demand for the phytosterols. Phytosterols are almost similar to
cholesterols, but they act as blockages for...