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2011-02-04 07:36:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike.  A recent study traces that improved performance to increased efficiency of the mitochondria that power our cells.  These results may offer one explanation for the well-known health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and leafy green vegetables in particular. "We're talking about an amount of nitrate equivalent to what is found in two...

2011-02-01 22:33:36

After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike. A new study in the February issue of Cell Metabolism traces that improved performance to increased efficiency of the mitochondria that power our cells. The researchers aren't recommending anyone begin taking inorganic nitrate supplements based on the new findings. Rather, they say that the results may offer one explanation for the well-known health benefits of...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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