Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances muscle contractile efficiency during knee-extensor exercise in humans.

@article{Bailey2010DietaryNS,
  title={Dietary nitrate supplementation enhances muscle contractile efficiency during knee-extensor exercise in humans.},
  author={Stephen J Bailey and Jonathan Fulford and Anni Vanhatalo and Paul G. Winyard and Jamie R. Blackwell and Fred J. DiMenna and Daryl P. Wilkerson and Nigel Benjamin and Andrew M. Jones},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={
          135-48
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the mechanistic bases for the reported reduction in the O(2) cost of exercise following short-term dietary nitrate (NO(3)(-)) supplementation. In a randomized, double-blind, crossover study, seven men (aged 19-38 yr) consumed 500 ml/day of either nitrate-rich beet root juice (BR, 5.1 mmol of NO(3)(-)/day) or placebo (PL, with negligible nitrate content) for 6 consecutive days, and completed a series of low-intensity and high-intensity "step" exercise… 

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