Do Physicians Need a Storyteller Education in the Field of Nutrition?

I fundamentally agree with Aggarwal’s findings regarding the education deficit of physicians concerning nutrition.1 As the authors point out “[…] studies have shown that a diet of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and minimally processed foods is effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk, as compared to the Westernized diet”. However, these recommendations 1) are not related to a lack of nutritional education of physicians in terms of basic science, and 2) are not integrated into the lifestyle due to the socio-cultural parameters that govern dietary habits, miles away from evidence-based medicine. As a result, the way the message is perceived outweighs the message itself.

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