The equivalent ability and safety of plant sterols and plant stanols to lower cholesterol continues to be a hotly debated topic. Plant sterols and stanols, when compared head to head in clinical trials, have been shown to equally reduce cholesterol levels.    A meta-analysis of 14 randomized, controlled trials comparing plant sterols to plant stanols directly at doses of to g/day showed no difference between the two forms on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, or triglyceride levels.  Trials looking at high doses (> 4 g/day) of plant sterols or stanols are very limited, and none have yet to be completed comparing the same high dose of plant sterol to plant stanol.
Not only this, but one study demonstrated the drug's ability to increase dopamine synthesis whereas all other androgens tested had no effect. (22) So what do these increased levels of dopamine do? Well, dopamine exerts the following effects either directly or indirectly via conversion to norepinephrine and epinephrine: appetite suppression, activation of beta-3 receptors (which can lead to increased oxygen consumption of brown adipose tissue as well as prevent insulin stimulated glucose uptake into white adipocytes), decreased insulin levels, decreased Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) activity in adipose tissue, stimulated oxygen consumption in general, and increased Resting Energy Expenditure (REE). So, in general, all this will enhance lipolysis. (23-30)
They typically live on fixed incomes provided by the . Social Security Administration, and typically lack the significant personal financial resources necessary to pay for sustained private or home health care , often spending excessive amounts of time alone, without any form of assisted living provided by individuals or outside agencies. Even those individuals that are fortunate enough to live with a loved one, are quite often left alone for hours at a time, while the loved one is out earning a living. They need assistance to rise to go to the restroom, call for help ( Even A Doctor !), or get something to eat or drink.