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Lifestyle medicine to save the NHS billions and halt healthcare crisis

Yesterday myself and a number of prominent doctors, nutritionists, sports scientists and health campaigners wrote a letter to the medical schools council, the general medical council and the secretary of state for health calling for mandatory training for medical students and practicing doctors in evidence based lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Nuts, olive oil and vegetables are the best heart medicine

Nuts, olive oil and vegetables are the best heart medicine ( too many prescriptions cause massive waste and harm the public).

 

It may be hard to believe, but poor diet now contributes to more disease and death than physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol combined (according to  The Lancet). We  have been guzzling sugar, refined carbohydrates and industrial vegetable oils as never before, with devastating consequences for public health. The combined costs of type 2 diabetes and obesity to the NHS and UK economy exceed £20 billion. 

 

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