International plant sterols/stanols, health and disease conference

The 3rd international Plant Sterols/Stanols, Health and Disease Congress was held in Winnipeg, Canada, on September 29th – October 1st, 2016. The congress gathered together scientists, clinicians, and industry representatives from Europe and North America. The congress programme included several sessions addressing a range of topics including presentations on the LDL-cholesterol lowering effect and other potential beneficial health effects of plant sterols and plant stanols , plant sterol/stanol analytics, and the role of foods with added plant sterols and stanols in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Another key topic of the congress was the rare inherited condition called sitosterolemia, which was discussed both from clinical and patient perspectives. All congress presentations were of high quality and the discussion and interaction amongst conference participants were very active. IPSSA was one of the supporters of this congress. The proceedings of the congress will be published in due course.

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