Physician trade groups such as the California Medical Association came out in opposition of a bill requiring doctors get 7 hours of nutrition training anytime before 2017.
Given the fact that “7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases.” Given that diet is a major factor. Given how inadequate nutrition instruction is in medical school, a California bill was introduced mandating physicians anytime before January 1st 2017 get, 12 hours of nutrition training. That was obviously too radical, so the bill was amended. How about, 7 hours? Who could possibly argue that doctors shouldn't get 7 hours of nutrition?
So the California Medical Association was opposed to mandating 7 hours of nutrition training for doctors, what about the California Orthopedic Association?
Frankly that didn’t surprise me; surgeons are not known for their passion for prevention. What about the California Academy of Family Physicians though? Surely they’re in favor of a few hours every 4 years on nutrition for family docs.
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Peter Mellor.
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