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Incorporating Formal Nutrition Education into a Medical School Curriculum

Since the 1985 report titled “Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools,” The National Research Council has recommended at least 25 to 30 hours of nutrition education in graduate medical education.1 However, a 2013 survey of 133 US medical schools found that 71% of programs continue to fall short in providing the minimum recommended 25 hours of […]

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Alexandra Queen, and Joseph Alpert

Should Physicians Suggest the Mediterranean Diet to Patients? Yes! (video)

Once again, research backs up the Mediterranean Diet as a healthy way to eat. Here, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Alpert and Assistant Editor Alexandra Queen talk about new research which compares the Mediterranean Diet to low-fat diets and low-carb diets. Read the research… Systematic Review of the Mediterranean Diet for Long-term Weight Loss

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Organic Chem or Nutrition as a Pre-Med Requirement?

Success in an undergraduate course in organic chemistry is one of the master keys needed to unlock the door to medical school. Organic chemistry became a requirement for admission to allopathic medical schools in 1930.1 In 2015 it continues to be required by 84% of allopathic medical schools and is recommended by an additional 11%.2 It is […]

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Juicing Is Not All Juicy

Juicing has become a popular health trend in the last few years. The term “juicing” or “juice cleanse” usually refers to a period of 3-10 days when a person’s diet consists mainly of fruit and vegetable juices. It is widely marketed as providing health benefits, including weight loss, flushing toxins from the body, and increasing […]

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