To Be-et, or Not to Be-et, That is the Question: The Role(s) of Nitrate and Nitrite in Health and Illness

Author(s): Ryszard M. Pluta

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 11 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Background: This manuscript addresses the multilevel role of dietary nitrate and nitrite in health and diseases because of increased interest in dietary supplementation.

Method: Review of research devoted to both beneficial but also possible deleterious effects of uncontrolled indigestion of red beet-root juice and other sources of high concentrated nitrate and nitrite.

Results: The body of evidence strongly suggested that persons using nitrate/nitrite supplementation and particularly patients treated with sodium nitrite, having kidney disease or impaired methemoglobin reeducates activity, should closely monitor nitrate/nitrite indigestion.

Conclusion: Oral intake of red beet-root juice, green leaved veggies, cured meat, as well as urine excretion of nitrate/ nitrite, methemoglobin reeducates activity should be carefully assessed especially in patients treated with sodium nitrite.

Keywords: Heart attack, nitrate, nitric oxide, nitrite, stroke.

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Article Details

Year: 2016
Page: [135 - 140]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1574887111666160330113803
Price: $65

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