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Does beetroot juice effect blood pressure and types of oral bacteria? The main purpose for this study is to investigate if dietary nitrate can affect the make-up of oral bacteria in healthy people. A secondary aim is to determine if there are any relationships between the presence of nitrate-converting bacteria in the oral cavity with blood pressure, markers of blood vessel health and risk factors for developing heart disease.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Men and women aged 18 to 64
  • Willing to consume beetroot juice every day over 2 x 8 periods. With a 4 week wash out period in between.
  • Non-smokers, and in good dental health
  • Volunteers will be reimbursed for their time


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