Sunday, 25 March 2018

Doctors do not have nutritional training- BBC

If you think your doctor is an expert on nutrition just because he/she is a doctor- YOU ARE WRONG!! Yes the "code" has been broken
Today's article by BBC news has uncovered the lack of nutrition training in medical school. Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health - and they should be taught more.
Dr Michael Mosley, presenter of BBC One's Trust Me I'm A Doctor, said, "Unfortunately it's not part of the traditional training. At medical school I learnt almost nothing about nutrition. And I have a son at medical school and it's again not part of his key curriculum. "So I don't get the sense that there are lots of doctors out there who feel empowered to tell patients much about nutrition.
This month, the British Medical Journal announced it will launch a journal on the science and politics of nutrition in June 2018.
Dr Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of the BMJ, told me, "It's time we recognised that food and nutrition are core to health. There is a growing body of research out there that needs to be published - and we want to contribute to that effort."
As a doctor, do you agree with this article? Let's discuss. 

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