Future doctors need training on exercise and nutrition



Doctors are calling for mandatory training on nutrition and physical activity for future medics as Scottish research found only 10 per cent of students felt qualified to give patients advice on exercise.
A survey of nearly 400 Edinburgh University medical students, conducted by their peers, also found that only 14.9 per cent knew the exercise guidelines, which suggest adults do 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.
More than 90 per cent of those surveyed wanted more formal training on how to help patients with exercise and nutrition, according to research published in the British... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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