Research Supports Calls To Study Health Benefits Of Nitrate, Nitrite

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 22:14 in Health & Medicine

Researchers are challenging health standards that consider nitrates and nitrites in food to be harmful. New research suggests that although there are negative health effects associated with the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers and excessive nitrates in groundwater, nitrates and nitrites -- as they occur in plants -- may actually provide health benefits.

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