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Postprandial hypotension in older adults: Can it be prevented by drinking water before the meal?

Grobéty, Bastien ; Grasser, Erik Konrad ; Yepuri, Gayathri ; Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: Clinical Nutrition, 2015, vol. 34, no. 5, p. 885–891

Background & aimsAn important consequence of ageing is a tendency for postprandial blood pressure to decline, which can lead to fainting. As a possible countermeasure, we investigated in healthy older adults the impact of drinking water before a breakfast meal on postprandial cardiovascular and autonomic functions.MethodsAfter a stable cardiovascular baseline recording for at least 20 min,...

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Cardio- and cerebrovascular responses to the energy drink Red Bull in young adults: a randomized cross-over study

Grasser, Erik K. ; Yepuri, Gayathri ; Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: European Journal of Nutrition, 2014, p. 1–11

Purpose: Energy drinks are beverages containing vasoactive metabolites, usually a combination of caffeine, taurine, glucuronolactone and sugars. There are concerns about the safety of energy drinks with some countries banning their sales. We determined the acute effects of a popular energy drink, Red Bull, on cardiovascular and hemodynamic variables, cerebrovascular parameters and microvascular...

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Fructose ingestion acutely elevates blood pressure in healthy young humans

Brown, Clive M. ; Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Yepuri, Gayathri ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 2008, vol. 294, p. R730-R737

Brown, Clive M.; Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Dulloo, Abdul G.; Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Yepuri, Gayathri; Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Montani, and Jean-Pierre; Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine, University of...