ACSM In The News
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Your doctor says he doesn’t know enough about nutrition or exercise
Lenny Bernstein | Jul 22, 2014
Does your doctor ever talk to you about nutrition or exercise? No? You’re not alone. Polling shows that fewer than one-eighth of visits to physicians include any nutrition counseling and fewer than 25 percent of physicians believe they have sufficient training to talk to patients about diet or physical activity. And the number of hours devoted to teaching future physicians about nutrition in medical school has actually declined recently, from 22.3 in 2004 to 19.6 in 2009. (The National Academy of Sciences says it should be 25 to 30 hours.)
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