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USDA/ARS Human Nutrition Research Center to Host Free Webinar on Balancing Sodium and Potassium Intake

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

(American Meat Institute)

The USDA Agricultural Research Service Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) will host a free webinar, "Balancing Sodium and Potassium Intake for Disease Prevention and Optimal Health," on Tuesday, September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern. This webinar will focus on the range of sodium and potassium intakes by Americans, disease conditions associated with sodium and potassium intakes, and genetic variability in response to these dietary components. Speakers will address the relationship between sodium and potassium intakes in subpopulations in the United States, who is vulnerable to limitations or excesses, how sodium and potassium influence health mechanistically and other key topics. 

Speakers include John Milner, Ph.D. director, BHNRC;  Alanna Moshfegh, M.S., research leader, BHNRC, Food Surveys Research Group, USDA/ARS;  Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., M.P.H., director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions;   Gordon H. Williams, M.D. professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School and director of the Specialized Center of Research in Hypertension, and Chief, Hormonal Mechanism of Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory, Brigham &; Women's Hospital; and Jay Green, moderator, Outreach Coordinator, Information Staff, USDA/ARS. To register for the webinar, click here.


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