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Experimental Biology 2019

Experimental Biology 2019
Orlando, FL, USA
April 6, 2019 – April 9, 2019

Moving the Needle on Hypertension: What Knowledge is Needed? 

Tuesday, April 9th
1:30pm – 3:00pm EST

Chair: Naomi Fukagawa, MD, PhD, USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Co-Chair: Brandi M. Wynne, PhD, Emory University

Approximately 32 percent of American adults have hypertension, and 1 in 3 have prehypertension. The costs of high blood pressure have been estimated to be $48.6 billion per year. Despite this prevalence and cost, there is much yet to be elucidated about the physiology of hypertension and physiological drive for sodium intake, and in parallel the means by which hypertension can be mitigated. This session aims to examine the latest science in specific areas of hypertension research, including the role of both sodium and potassium in mechanisms underlying hypertension; the effects of sodium on brain function; individual differences in response to sodium and implications for study design, and other recent developments. Three short talks will be followed by a debate-style panel which will include an expert in nutrition science.

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This work was supported by the ILSI North America Sodium Committee. Learn more about ILSI North America’s work and commitment to Scientific Integrity.