Running Head: NUTRITION 1 Summary of Nutrition in Health and Disease Student Name Institutional Affiliation
NUTRITION 2 Introduction Nutrition as a science has gradually evolved over the last 60 years. In the modern era that necessitates the use of evidence-based medicine in the clinical practice, compelling evidence with regard to lifestyle practices including physical activity and nutrition has been gathered (Geissler & Powers, 2017). This evidence has continually highlighted the effect of nutrition on health. Continued research has significantly contributed to the development of nutritional recommendations aimed at shedding more light on the relation between nutrition and the prevention of diseases (Kris-Etherton et al., 2014). Various diseases including chronic illnesses such as obesity, cancer, and diabetes have been found to be directly linked with dietary choices. Also, desired health outcomes have also been established by integrating dietary practice to the overall healthcare process. Best dietary practices have been found to play a supportive role in reducing the healthcare costs as well as the suffering experienced a patient. It is, therefore, necessary to acknowledge and include nutrition education as an important component of the overall healthcare process ( Konstantinidou, Ruiz, & Ordovas, 2014). However, the inclusion of nutritional training in the education process of healthcare professionals has continued to receive a low priority among medical schools. The continued lack of nutrition education within the health and medical curricula together with the absence of curricula collaboration between caregivers is evidence of the problem (Kris-Etherton et al., 2014).
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