The role of nitrates in skeletal muscle metabolism during contraction
Betteridge, Scott Sheng-Yi (2016) The role of nitrates in skeletal muscle metabolism during contraction. PhD thesis, Victoria University.
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Inorganic nitrate (NO3-) is a chemical compound found naturally in some foods, mainly green leafy vegetables. Traditionally this anion was considered inert in the human body, but recently the consumption of dietary NO3- has been shown to result in a number of positive physiological effects. These effects include protection against ischaemic reperfusion injury and improvements in glucose regulation in diabetic animal models. Some studies have also shown a reduction in blood pressure and a decrease in oxygen consumption (VO2) for a given sub-maximal exercise workload, i.e. an increase in exercise efficiency after both acute, and chronic NO3- ingestion.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD thesis)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||muscles, contraction, exercise efficiency, nitric oxide, nitrite, mice, humans, glucose uptake|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Health and Biomedicine
|Depositing User:||VU Library|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jun 2016 23:10|
|Last Modified:||29 Jun 2016 23:13|
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