A method is provided for suppressing atherogenesis in which a cholesterol 20-hydroperoxide is administered, which is preferably one or both of the novel compounds: 20(R)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol and 29(S)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol 20(R)-hydroperoxy-25 hydrocholesterol and 20(S)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol are administered. The compositions 20(R)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol and 20(S)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol are also provided.
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Tipton, Carl L. and Shih, Meiling, "20-(B)-20,25-dihydroperoxy-3β-hydroxycholest-5-ene and 20-(S)-20,25-dihydroperoxy-3β-hydroxycholest-5-ene" (2003). Iowa State University Patents. 104.