The majority of the patients who modern doctors meet suffer from lifestyle-related diseases, yet students in med school are hardly taught anything about diet and lifestyle interventions.
So it’s about time the curriculum catches up with reality, say medical students.
They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant to most of the medical problems they see in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals.
A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.
These included obesity, type 2 diabetes and depression.