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 EDT
Room W314

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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.

Chair: Barbara Schneeman, PhD, University of California, Davis
Co-Chair: Brandi M. Wynne, PhD, Emory University

Barbara Schneeman, PhD, University of California, Davis – Video

Gaps in Knowledge about the Role of Sodium and Potassium in Hypertension Regulation
Alicia McDonough, PhD, FAHA, University of Southern California – Video

The Effects of Dietary Sodium on Brain and Blood Vessel Function
William Farquhar, PhD, University of Delaware – Video

A Personalized Precision Medicine Approach to Combat Salt Sensitive Hypertension: Feasible or Fantasy?
Richard Wainford, PhD, Boston University – Video

Panel Discussion Video

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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.