Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Despite the increase in diet-related disease globally, medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care to patients, according to researchers from Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. The team conducted a systematic review of 24 studies and found nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients. The authors recommend that nutrition education be made compulsory for all medical students, a global benchmark on the required level of nutrition knowledge for future doctors be established, and more funding be put towards developing new ways to teach nutrition in medical school. Journal/conference: The Lancet Planetary Health Organisation/s: University of Auckland, Griffith University Funder: This study was funded by Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Fellowship 2017, and Lauren Ball was a recipient of an Australian National Health […]