Reported to the major problem in health and nutrition claims, one might question the benefit of lowering cholesterol by phytosterols which would lead to atherosclerosis, and then why these ingredients gained authorized claims while others, such as plants, are systematically denigrated by EFSA!
Reference: Lottenberg AM, Bombo RP, Ilha A, Nunes VS, Nakandakare ER, Quintão EC. Do clinical and experimental investigations support an antiatherogenic role for dietary phytosterols/stanols? IUBMB Life. 2012 Apr;64(4):296-306.