2019 Press Releases


  • Zinc Deficiency May Play a Role in High Blood Pressure

    Released January 24, 2019 - Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology.
  • Soft Drinks + Hard Work + Hot Weather = Possible Kidney Disease Risk

    Released January 17, 2019 - New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.