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Maximising the efficacy of polyphenols on cardiovacular health

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

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Dr C Mills Applications accepted all year round Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

"Cardiovascular diseases are the worlds’ leading cause of death. Dietary approaches to prevent or treat these diseases are becoming increasingly accepted. Inorganic (dietary) nitrate found in green leafy vegetables and beetroot has shown promise in decreasing cardiovacular disease risk factors, mainly via the nitrate-nitrite NO pathway. This project would involve undertaking experiments to try to maximise their efficacy for inorganic nitrate, e.g. via nutrient synergy. The project would offer training opportuinities in both in vitro and in vivo research within the internationally recognised Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, University of Reading, UK. Specific details would be discussed and agreed with potential students based on their interests, experience and current advancements in the field.
The project will be supervised by Dr Charlotte Mills and Professor Jeremy Spencer. For an informal discussion, contact Dr Charlotte Mills ([Email Address Removed]). "

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