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Project 1: Phytosterols Project 1 is worth 10% of your grade (50 points). Project 1 is due by 11:59 P.M. EST, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Project 1 will familiarize you with natural sources of phytosterols (sterols/stanols), and foods containing phytosterols as a functional ingredient. You will also compare the findings on phytosterols (effects on heath) in a scientific journal article with the claims made by manufacturers of these foods containing phytosterols. Your discussion must contain a minimum of 150 words with a maximum of 200 words. Use the following list for the outline and contents of your discussion. 1. What are phytosterols? Identify specific examples of natural sources of sterols/stanols (i.e. if nuts are identified as a natural source, list the specific type of nuts). Provide a hyperlink and cite your source . How much do you have to consume to obtain any health benefit from the sterols/stanols in these natural sources? Identify the natural sources of phytosterols that you consume in your daily diet. Could you could obtain the recommended amount of phytosterols (to obtain health
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