Empowering family doctors and patients in nutrition communication

A.S. Truswell, G.J. Hiddink, J.J. van Binsbergen, F.J. Kok, C. van Weel

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International collaborations of enthusiasts can progress the application of nutrition research in the practical world. Good examples are IVACG, IDECG, ICCIDD and IOTF. In medical practice, the selection of nutritional knowledge and methodology that is used differs for the various specialities. For intensive medical care there are ASPEN, BAPEN, ESPEN, etc, the parenteral and enteral nutrition societies. For the last 10 y, the Heelsum collaboration has been researching and discussing ways of helping family doctors use nutrition in a more appropriate way in their work with patients. 'Evidence-based nutrition advice and counselling' is in the end its objective. An essential first step is to understand better the role and the challenges of general practice and primary care and the role of nutrition in it. There are three features of nutrition that stand out
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue numbersuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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