Doctors 'know too little about nutrition and exercise'

Doctors 'know too little about nutrition and exercise'

Most doctors are ill-equipped to tackle Britain’s growing epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases because they know worryingly little about how nutrition and exercise can improve health, a group of prominent medics has claimed.
“There is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the basic evidence for the impact of nutrition and physical activity on health among the overwhelming majority of doctors. This has its roots in the lack of early formal training,” they state in a letter to the Medical Schools Council (MSC) and General Medical Council (GMC).
They warn that the government’s ambition to... read more

19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 60
Source: Guardian

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