Sesame seeds and actually actually the highest rank , but not as frequently as individual foods consumed, the researchers say. Brazil nuts and walnuts ranked the lowest in phytosterols, they say. The chemists warn that phytosterols are not the only food component in lowering cholesterol and that other compounds may also play a role, involved. A balanced diet and regular exercise are key to good health, they stress.

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