Joshua L. Leibowitz

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Nitric oxide (NO) has been demonstrated to enhance the maximal shortening velocity and maximal power of rodent muscle. Dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) intake has been demonstrated to increase NO bioavailability in humans. We therefore hypothesized that acute dietary NO3(-) intake (in the form of a concentrated beetroot juice (BRJ) supplement) would improve muscle(More)
BACKGROUND Skeletal muscle strength, velocity, and power are markedly reduced in patients with heart failure, which contributes to their impaired exercise capacity and lower quality of life. This muscle dysfunction may be partially because of decreased nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. We therefore sought to determine whether ingestion of inorganic nitrate(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) exhibit lower efficiency, dyspnea, and diminished peak O2 uptake (VO2peak) during exercise. Dietary nitrate (NO3-), a source of nitric oxide (NO), has improved these measures in some studies of other populations. We determined the effects of acute NO3- ingestion on exercise(More)
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