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Doctors lack confidence to treat nutrition

OK - - first off we do not get taught nutrition in medical school beyond a perfunctory lecture. Secondly, that which is taught is incorrect. Take, for example, the 14th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, page 459, which sadly includes the following statement: "... the aetiology of obesity is usually unknown (sic) making a cure unlikely and palliation the therapeutic goal."

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