Reducing sodium intake is an important component of creating healthier eating habits and can lower blood pressure which can lead to a decrease in the risk for hypertension. It is estimated that reducing daily sodium intake by 1,200 milligrams can prevent up to 92,000 deaths and save up to $24 billion in health care costs each year, nationally. A brief published by IMPH outlines sodium reduction strategies in SC. Following publication of the brief, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. 3879) to raise awareness of the danger of excessive salt intake to the health of South Carolinians.
The "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013" report is now available and shows progress in the fight against obesity.
South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and scientific purposes and focused on improving the health status of South Carolinians through work in the areas of policy, prevention and leadership.