Medical students learn nothing about nutrition

It won’t be a surprise for many, but a journalist from BBC radio transmission has interviewed some medical students in the UK, discovering that they learn almost nothing about nutrition and that what they are taught is often not practical or relevant to most of the medical problems they see in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals.

Even if most medical conditions are related to what we eat, there is no training at medical schools about how to make lifestyle changes to address these issues.

Would you take advices from a doctor who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day? Probably not, so why should you take any advice from overweight or diabetic doctors who thinks that the solution to any problem is in a bottle of pills and are quick to stigmatize anyone following a low carb diet?

“Unfortunately [nutrition] it’s not part of the traditional training.” says Dr Michael Mosley, presenter of BBC One’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor. “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.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43504125

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