Nutritional medicine in Australian medical schools

Eyre, Harris, and de Jong, Jarrod (2011) Nutritional medicine in Australian medical schools. Australasian College of Nutritional and Enviromental Medicine Journal, 30 (1). pp. 14-15.

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[Extract] There is little dispute that a patient’s dietary habits can influence chronic disease risk and treatment outcomes1. In 2005, 7.4 million Australians over the age of 18, (54% of the adult population) were classified as overweight or obese, representing an increase of 2 million people since 1995. Adults classified as overweight or obese and physically inactive were almost three times as likely to have type II diabetes, almost twice as likely to have high blood pressure, and 1.5 times as likely to have ischaemic heart disease than those who did not have these risk factors. In 2007-08 only 10% of women and 7% of men ate the recommended daily intake of five serves of vegetables, while 56% of women and 46% of men consumed the recommended two serves of fruit per day. Shockingly, Australian children received an even more dire report card from the statisticians, with 6% of children aged 5-17 and only 4% of children aged 5-7 consuming the recommended intake of vegetables.

Item ID: 19095
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1328-8040
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Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 04:53
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
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