Liver damage - 2nd try
Feb 15, 2005
Dear Dr. DTD.
Does Plant Stanol Esters have any effects on the liver? I want to take the spreads with this substance to lower the cholesterol level but I just want to make sure that it does not cause any harm to my liver since I am an inactive HBV carrier. Thank you.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
I have never seen any reports of plant sterol esters causing liver damage. Seems like they would be OK for HBV carriers. I would however make sure that your HBV will be staying inactive. DTD
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