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We learn nothing about nutrition…

…claim medical students

Nutrition education is woefully lacking at medical schools

This article highlights how little training doctors get about nutrition in medical school.  I was even told this when I was studying my Dietetics degree *ahem* many years ago!

This is especially alarming since so many chronic illnesses that doctors are having to treat these days are directly related to diet and lifestyle factors. And yet when something goes wrong with their health, many people still fall back on the idea that “the doctor should fix me”.

Well, maybe it’s time for a new way of thinking… and a new approach to health care. Doctors certainly need more training in this area – and to collaborate with nutrition professionals and dietitians. And people need to take a bit more personal responsibility for their own health.

My two pence for today.