Doctors Don’t Know Enough About Nutrition

The lastest survey published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition says Doctors don’t know enough about nutrition. “Only 14% [of the 54% of physicians that completed the survey] felt physicians were adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling.” Interns who did take Nutrition courses were more critical of physicians who didn’t. 77% of physicians completing the survey aggree that “nutrition assessments should be included in routine primary care visits”.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 27, No. 2, 287-298 (2008)
Published by the American College of Nutrition

http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/abstract/27/2/287?etoc

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  7. RipeMinds says:

    My professors gave us a study that showed that most patients do not like speaking to doctors about nutrition/diet because the doctors don’t really know how to communicate with the patients. Just simply using the wrong word can lose the patient.

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