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Dietary nitrite prevents hypercholesterolemic microvascular inflammation and reverses endothelial dysfunction.

Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2009 May;296(5):H1281-8.
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The nitrite anion is an endogenous product of mammalian nitric oxide (NO) metabolism, a key intermediate in the nitrogen cycle in plants, and a constituent of many foods. Research over the p...-inflammatory properties of nitrite and implicate the use of nitrite as a new natural therapy for microvascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction associated with hypercholesterolemia.

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