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No, doctors are still not being taught nutrition

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Doctors still aren’t learning about nutrition at medical school.

Although weight gain and BMI (body-mass index) have been added to the syllabus, good nutrition is at the heart of health and yet is getting hardly a mention, say researchers from the University of Georgia.

Instead, doctors are only being taught about weight gain and techniques for shedding the pounds without learning that a bad diet is the cause of obesity in the first place. “Because people with obesity and higher body weights are more likely to have health problems, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the weight itself is causing these problems, and so it’s logical to assume that weight loss is the solution,” said Kearney Gunsalus, one of the researchers.

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References
Nutritional Neuroscience, 2024; 1: doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2024.2355603
Article Topics: Medical school, nutrition
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