Robin Garr wrote:Fun link, Howard, thanks for posting! I have to confess that hot dogs are a guilty pleasure for me ... I love 'em at the ball park, which is also the only place where cheap, mass-market American beer tastes palatable.
"That which does not kill us makes us strong."
Bob Ross wrote:Ah, ball park hot dogs, Nietzsche be damned. They are actually an overlooked health food.
"Work done by scientists at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Alabama and Wake Forest University shows that nitrite, a common salt, can open blood vessels and improve flow in parts of the body.
"In a report to be published in the November 2004 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers said they found that nitrite can be readily converted into nitric oxide, a potent compound known to expand blood vessels and regulate the circulatory system.
"The findings suggest that nitrite represents a major pool of nitric oxide in the body that might be tapped for therapeutic purposes, the report said.
“Until now, everyone believed nitrite was simply a metabolic byproduct that didn’t have any significant function, yet it is very abundant in the bloodstream,” Dr. Mark T. Gladwin, a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and an author of the paper, said in an interview. “Nitrite was not considered a critical blood vessel dilator, but now we know it can be.”
Taken from a press release on the study; Gladwin is expanding on the subject this November speaking on "Nitrite as an Intrinsic Signaling Molecule That Regulates Hypoxic NO Homeostasis and Cytoprotection" http://www.strategicresults.com/fg4/gladwin.html
Betcha sales of dogs will boom!
One of the greatest joys in life -- sitting up high in the bleachers in the sun, drinking beer, eating dogs, watching the game, shooting the breeze with folks -- a psychological high and now health benefits to boot.
"In a report to be published in the November 2004 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers said they found that nitrite can be readily converted into nitric oxide, a potent compound known to expand blood vessels and regulate the circulatory system....
But Viagra and nitro don't mix....
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