Despite the well-known fact poor nutrition is a major contributing risk factor for chronic diseases, medical schools are still failing to adequately prepare healthcare professionals for nutrition challenges in clinical practice.
It has become a well known fact that poor nutrition and lifestyle choices play a large role in the development of most chronic conditions, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases – and cardiometabolic conditions such as diabetes and obesity continue to accelerate at an alarming pace. Yet, the teaching of nutrition in most US medical schools has been recognized for decades as being inadequate. How can healthcare professionals (HCPs) effectively treat their patients without proper education to recognize and treat the nutritional root causes? Read more