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Table 1 Altered metabolism of nitrate/nitrite in type 2 diabetic patients

From: Beneficial effects of inorganic nitrate/nitrite in type 2 diabetes and its complications

Author Study population Findings
Francesconi, 2001 [40] Type 2 diabetic patients Decreased urinary excretion of nitrate/nitrite after glycemic control; a positive correlation between fasting plasma glucose and urinary nitrate/nitrite
Kawakatso, 2002 [35] Type 2 diabetic patients with and without complications, compared with healthy controls Lower nitrate/nitrite concentration in diabetic patients without complications; a higher nitrate/nitrite level in diabetic group with coronary artery disease
Apakkan, 2003 [36] Type 2 diabetic patients, compared with healthy controls Higher serum and urine nitrate/nitrite in diabetic patients
Zahedi, 2008 [37] Subjects with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, compared with healthy controls Higher serum nitrate/nitrite concentrations in subjects with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
Shiekh, 2011 [34] Type 2 diabetic patients, compared with healthy controls Lower plasma levels of nitrate in diabetic patients