Educating GP’s on the health benefits of personalised nutrition is critical
Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health – and they should be taught more.
They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant to most of the medical problems they see in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals.
A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet. These included obesity, type 2 diabetes and depression.
Why does this lack of training matter?
This year the NHS will spend more than £11bn on diabetes alone – social care costs, time off work etc, will almost double that bill.
Type 2 diabetes – the most common kind – is linked to obesity. And right now Britain is the fat man of Europe.
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