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Acute Blood Pressure Lowering, Vasoprotective, and Antiplatelet Properties of Dietary Nitrate via Bioconversion to Nitrite – Source: Hypertension, Feb 4, 2008.

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By Amrita Ahluwalia, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • February 8, 2008


Diets rich in fruits and vegetables reduce blood pressure (BP) and the risk of adverse cardiovascular events. However, the mechanisms of this effect have not been elucidated.

Certain vegetables possess a high nitrate content, and we hypothesized that this might represent a source of vasoprotective nitric oxide via bioactivation.

In healthy volunteers, approximately 3 hours after ingestion of a dietary nitrate load (beetroot juice 500 mL), BP was substantially reduced (Deltamax -10.4/8 mm Hg); an effect that correlated with peak increases in plasma nitrite concentration.

The dietary nitrate load also prevented endothelial dysfunction induced by an acute ischemic insult in the human forearm and significantly attenuated ex vivo platelet aggregation in response to collagen and ADP.

Interruption of the enterosalivary conversion of nitrate to nitrite (facilitated by bacterial anaerobes situated on the surface of the tongue) prevented the rise in plasma nitrite, blocked the decrease in BP, and abolished the inhibitory effects on platelet aggregation, confirming that these vasoprotective effects were attributable to the activity of nitrite converted from the ingested nitrate.

These findings suggest that dietary nitrate underlies the beneficial effects of a vegetable-rich diet and highlights the potential of a "natural" low cost approach for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Source: Hypertension. 2008 Feb 4 [E-pub ahead of print] PMID: 18250365, by Webb AJ, Patel N, Loukogeorgakis S, Okorie M, Aboud Z, Misra S, Rashid R, Miall P, Deanfield J, Benjamin N, Macallister R, Hobbs AJ, Ahluwalia A. Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, London, UK; Clinical Pharmacology, The Rayne Institute, University College London, UK; Clinical Biochemistry, William Harvey Research Institutes Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK; the Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK; Peninsula Medical School, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth UK; and the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, UK. [E-mail: a.ahluwalia@qmul.ac.uk]




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