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Episode 13 – Dr Mia Burleigh – Interactions between diet(nitrates) and oral bacteria in the regulation of human health

In recent years there has been a significant interest in using nitrate supplements to enhance athletic performance with sports nutrition companies producing beetroot and cherry supplements to try and increase our nitrate intake.

In this interview with Dr Mia Burleigh, who is one of my colleagues at UWS, I discuss why nitrate  supplementation might be good for cycling performance and then go on to discuss her work which also looks at the health benefits of nitrate supplementation and why this may be particularly important for the oral health of athletes who would regularly consume large volumes of carbohydrate drinks during exercise.

If you want to follow Mia on twitter you this is her Twitter handle @miaburleigh8

Now published and available to read here