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The USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) hosts ongoing free on-line webinars, accessible to anyone with internet access. Following a live, formal presentation by experts on the webinar topic, participants had the chance to ask questions and receive answers on the spot.

Balancing Sodium and Potassium Intake for Disease Prevention and Optimal Health.
(September 24, 2013)

This webinar focused 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.

Topics addressed by Speakers

  • The relationship between sodium and potassium intakes in subpopulations in the United States.
  • Who is vulnerable to limitation or excesses of sodium and potassium.
  • How sodium and potassium influence health mechanistically.
  • Which genes are involved with the response to sodium and potassium.
  • The future research needs in this area.


  • John Milner, Ph.D. Director, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Alanna Moshfegh, M.S. Research Leader, BHNRC, Food Surveys Research Group, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • 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, Director of the Specialized Center of Research in Hypertension, and Chief, Hormonal Mechanism of Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Jay Green, Moderator, Outreach Coordinator, Information Staff, USDA-Agricultural Research Service


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