The beet goes on: juice effective in patients with peripheral artery disease

Key ingredient in beetroot juice might reduce pain and improve oxygen delivery

Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who drink beetroot juice before walking may feel less pain from this type of exercise than people who don't consume the drink, a small experiment suggests.

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Previous research has suggested that inorganic nitrate, an ingredient in beetroot juice, can help increase delivery of blood and oxygen to working muscles, enabling them to use oxygen more efficiently, particularly in people who are less fit or who do high-intensity exercise.

"This makes it an attractive potential therapeutic approach