Translational Session

Linking Lifestyle, BP, and Kidney Diseases: What Is the Evidence?

November 07, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 202, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

The risk for hypertension and kidney diseases is modifiable and largely preventable because of a strong influence from key environmental and lifestyle factors. This session discusses new evidence for the most important of these factors, such as obesity, diet, and physical activity. Experts also discuss the latest evidence for the link between the microbiome and BP.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the physiology behind the effect of exercise on hypertension and kidney function
  • Dissect how adipose tissue modulates hypertension
  • Explain how diet and the microbiome affect hypertension and kidney diseases

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and CVD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Joseph C. Gigliotti, MS, PhD
  • Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH