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Nutrition Counseling in Clinical Practice
How Clinicians Can Do Better
Council of Directors members Scott Kahan, MD, MPH and JoAnnManson, MD, DrPH
The Journal of the American Medical Association
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September 29, 2017

Despite overwhelming evidence that relatively small dietary changes can significantly improve health, clinicians seldom discuss nutrition with their patients. Poor nutritional intake and nutrition-related health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and many cancers, are highly prevalent in the United States,1 yet only 12% of office visits include counseling about diet.2 Even among high-risk patients with CVD, diabetes, or hyperlipidemia, only 1 in 5 receive nutrition counseling.2 It is likely that many patients receive most of their nutrition information from other, and often unreliable, sources.

Full paper at http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2653762?amp%3butm_source=JAMAPublishAheadofPrint&utm_campaign=07-09-2017

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