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The Effects of Antiseptic Mouthwash Use and Sodium Intake on Systemic Blood Pressure Regulation and Salivary Nitrate Levels: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial

Abstract Background. Despite extensive research in the literature aimed at understanding the role of hypertension as a major risk factor for numerous leading causes of death in the United

States, rates of this disease continue to rise. Recent findings suggest that antiseptic mouthwash use may increase blood pressure through elimination of oral bacteria that facilitate the enterosalivary nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway.

Objective. The purpose of this randomized, controlled, crossover trial was to examine the effects of antiseptic mouthwash use and sodium intake on blood pressure and salivary nitrate levels in prehypertensive adults.

Methods. Healthy adults (n=10; 47.3±12.5) with mildly elevated blood pressure (average baseline blood pressure ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Shaw, Karrol (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Alexon, Christy (Committee member) / Sweazea, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 80 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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