Physicians Lack Physical Exercise Education

Physicians Lack Physical Exercise Education

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 61 , Segment 2

Episode: Summit 2016, Physician Education, Girls in Justice

  • May 12, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 14:59 mins

Guest: Brad Cardinal, professor of exercise and sport science in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University Primary care doctors routinely ask patients about their fitness routine, they routinely urge patients to lose weight or get more aerobic exercise, and yet, less than half of physicians trained in the U.S. get any formal education in medical school about fitness and physical activity. That's according to new research led by Oregon State University sports science professor Brad Cardinal. He says the disconnect is worrisome, when you consider how many chronic health problems in the US are linked to obesity.

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