Effects of watermelon supplementation on arterial stiffness and wave reflection amplitude in postmenopausal women.

@article{Figueroa2013EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of watermelon supplementation on arterial stiffness and wave reflection amplitude in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Arturo Figueroa and Alexei Wong and Shirin Hooshmand and Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez},
  journal={Menopause},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={573-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Postmenopausal women have increased arterial stiffness (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity [baPWV]) and wave reflection. L-Citrulline supplementation reduces baPWV but not brachial blood pressure. Peripheral vasodilators decrease wave reflection amplitude or second systolic peak (SBP2) in radial artery and aorta, which are related to aortic systolic blood pressure (SBP). We examined the effects of L-citrulline-rich watermelon supplementation on baPWV, wave reflection characteristics… CONTINUE READING