for people ages 18-69 (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion
Cheryl A Anderson, PhD(ucsd)



The overall objective of this study is to examine how dietary sodium is used by the body. In a racially diverse sample of adults, the investigators will examine the effects of high and low dietary sodium intake on the storage and excretion of sodium and determine whether sodium distribution affects blood pressure. This has implications for how investigators interpret studies that use urine biomarkers of sodium. Study findings about tissue sodium storage also have implications for managing hypertension and related conditions.

Official Title

Sodium Regulation in Individuals on Known Dietary Sodium Intake


Hypertension Blood pressure Sodium Salt Randomized controlled trial balance humans High dietary sodium intake Low dietary sodium intake High-low dietary sodium Low-high dietary sodium


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-69

  • 18-69 years old;
  • Diagnosed with high blood pressure;
  • Taking no more than one medication for high blood pressure;
  • Currently has a primary care provider;
  • Willing to eat all meals provided by the study for a total of 50 days.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Diabetes;
  • Smoker;
  • Serious food allergies;
  • Currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant


  • University of California, San Diego not yet accepting patients
    San Diego California 92093 United States
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System not yet accepting patients
    San Diego California 92161 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Cheryl A Anderson, PhD (ucsd)
    Cheryl A. M. Anderson is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Anderson's research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease prevention using observational epidemiologic study designs, randomized clinical trials, and implementation science.


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