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Advocating for proper nutrition

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13 Feb 2017 - General
 

We are all aware that obesity is an emerging public health concern worldwide. All health care professionals carry the responsibility of advocating proper diet and nutrition among our patients. Based on experience, most patients will not take the effort of counting calories and looking at nutritional labels for every food product that they purchase. To advocate for low sodium diets among hypertensive patients, I advise them not to add additional condiments or table salt to cooked food. How do you advise patients on dietary modification?

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Madhubabu kaaja Lianne Marie Victoria Laruan Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this topic. It is also common for doctors here to advise a low carbohydrate diet. However, it is important to emphasize to patients, which food products contain a lot of refined carbohydrates. It is a common misconception that bread is a better optio...
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