Food as Medicine

Sports, Fitness and Performance

128. Dietary Nitrate: An Update on Supplementation for Health and Performance

Tuesday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 3 - Advanced

In this session, Dr. Jones will provide an overview of current knowledge regarding the potential health and performance benefits of dietary nitrate ingestion. This will include a discussion of effective nitrate supplementation strategies for possible ergogenic effects in athletes, prophylactic effects in health, and therapeutic effects in disease.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 2010 - Nutrition Diagnosis Assessment methodology
  • 4060 - Exercise, fitness, sports nutrition
  • 2090 - Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals

Melinda Valliant, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD

Melinda Wells Valliant received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Science from The University of Mississippi. She has worked as a clinical dietitian, chief clinical dietitian, hospital based wellness center director and is currently an associate professor at The University of Mississippi, Co-director of the Center for Health and Sports Performance and Coordinator of Sports Nutrition for Ole Miss athletics. She is a board-certified sports dietitian and her research interests are applied sports nutrition, body composition, disordered eating and weight management. Her personal interests are promoting physical activity and good nutrition to individuals of all ages.

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Roberta Anding, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CDE

Roberta is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and is board certified in sports nutrition (CSSD). Roberta received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University in dietetics and nutrition. She is currently the Performance Dietitian for Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to her work at BCM, she is a sports dietitian for the Houston Astros and Rice University. Roberta has been honored for her work in the field and most recently honored with the SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice group) Achievement Award in 2011. In addition, Roberta received the Texas Distinguished Dietitian Award in 2008, the Texas Dietetic Association Media Award in 2006. Roberta has served as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Andrew Jones, PhD

Andrew Jones PhD is Professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Exeter, UK, where he was formerly Head of Sport and Health Sciences (2010-2015) and is presently Associate Dean for Research and Impact in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Prof Jones is internationally recognized for his expertise in the following areas: 1) control of, and limitations to, skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism; 2) causes of exercise intolerance in health and disease; 3) respiratory physiology, particularly the kinetics of pulmonary gas exchange and ventilation during and following exercise; and 4) sports performance physiology and nutrition, particularly in relation to endurance athletics. Recent work has focused on the role of dietary nitrate in enhancing nitric oxide production and in modulating blood pressure, blood flow, and skeletal muscle efficiency and performance. Prof Jones has received external research funding totaling in excess of £2.5 million. He has authored more than 275 original research and review articles and is co-Editor of three books. He has a h-index of 56 and an i10 of 213 with >11,000 total citations to date (ISI Web of Knowledge). He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the European College of Sport Science and the Physiological Society. Jones is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Sport Science, Associate Editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and serves on the Editorial Board of nine other international journals in sports medicine and exercise science.

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