16 August 2008
Despite the recognition that physicians are often called upon to provide guidance in nutritional aspects of disease and disease prevention, nutrition has not been consistently emphasized in medical school curricula. Numerous reports suggest that nutrition education of physicians remains inadequate.
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American Journal of Nutrition, "Status of nutrition education in medical schools" http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2430660