Blood Pressure and connection to micronutrition deficiencies or overconsumption
Amber Lynn Marks, Julia Marie Muccio, Dana Katherine Roscoe
Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels pumped through the heart. Using a concept mapping technique, the purpose of this presentation is to outline micronutrients such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and sodium and their impact on blood pressure. Further, we will discuss the interplay among the micronutrients and the impact of diet on blood pressure. For instance, diets adequate in magnesium, potassium and calcium are shown to positively impact blood pressure. However, the Western diet is often low in these minerals yet high in sodium possibly contributing to the high rate of hypertension in the US population.
Diana Cuy Castellanos
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Good Health and Well-Being
"Blood Pressure and connection to micronutrition deficiencies or overconsumption" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2347.