In this Physiology Shorts video, Associate Professor Leonardo Ferreira (University of Florida, US) discusses his latest paper about dietary nitrate supplementation increases diaphragm peak power in old mice.
Find out more in the Journal of Physiology:
Dietary nitrate supplementation increases diaphragm peak power in old mice.
Ravi A. Kumar Rachel C. Kelley Dongwoo Hahn Leonardo F. Ferreira
There were two groups of old mice that received either sodium nitrate in the drinking water or regular water. After 14 days, we measured contractile function in the diaphragm, which is a respiratory muscle
Our study suggests that dietary nitrate, which is readily available for human consumption in foods such as spinach and beetroot juice, might improve respiratory muscle dysfunction that contributes to morbidity and shortness of breath in the elderly or with prolonged mechanical ventilatory support
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our study published in The Journal of Physiology. The full article was chosen as an Editor’s Choice and published in Volume 598, Issue 19. Please contact Leonardo Ferreira at email@example.com, if you have any questions.