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Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol found in various foods and some dietary supplements and functional foods, such as margarines or spreads. It is primarily used for lowering cholesterol and relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Beta-sitosterol works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine and reducing the amount of DHT in the body. Potential side effects include nausea, gas, and constipation.
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- An enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).