Doctors ‘know too little about nutrition and exercise’ – The Guardian

A particularly relevant article considering the recent revelations on the effects simply changing to vegan, ketogenic, paleo etc. diets can have on diseases such as cancer, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and other diseases. This is also applies to the US where it is in the pharmaceutical industry’s best interest to promote the use of drugs rather than suggesting dietary improvements where there is very little profit.

Promoting a better diets and lifestyles from a young age would also stop the problem at its source rather than mitigating the effects of diseases through drugs and surgery when it is too late.

“There is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the basic evidence for the impact of nutrition and physical activity on health among the overwhelming majority of doctors. This has its roots in the lack of early formal training,” they state in a letter to the Medical Schools Council (MSC) and General Medical Council (GMC).

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/19/doctors-know-too-little-about-effects-of-nutrition-and-exercise

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