Academic Seminars

William Farquhar, Ph.D., to present seminar 12/14/18 at 11am LIB110 “Dietary sodium and health: more than just blood pressure”
November 30, 2018

William Farquhar, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
University of Delaware

“Dietary sodium and health: more than just blood pressure”

Sodium is essential for cellular homeostasis and physiological function. Excess dietary sodium has been linked to elevations in blood pressure (BP). Salt sensitivity of BP varies widely, but certain subgroups tend to be more salt sensitive. The mechanisms underlying sodium-induced increases in BP are not completely understood. Recent pre-clinical and clinical data support that even in the absence of an increase in BP, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys, and brain. Excess sodium may also alter exercise pressor reflex function.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00AM-12:00PM, LIB-110
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas