Postprandial effects of beetroot enriched bread on peripheral microvascular function and blood pressure in normotensive men

Ditte Hobbs, Trevor George, Lisa Methven, Julie Lovegrove

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Abstract

The cardio-protective effects of beetroot, such as blood pressure reduction have been attributed to its high nitrate content. Following ingestion, dietary nitrate is reduced to nitrite by oral bacteria, and further to the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) endogenously. This study investigated the effects of enriching bread with nitrate-rich beetroot on postprandial peripheral microvascular function and blood pressure (BP).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E376
JournalProceedings of the Nutrition Society
Volume70
Issue numberOCE6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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