Viral News Story About Vax Misinformation Ignores Obesity, Processed Food
We’re hearing a lot about misinformation surrounding vaccines, but what about misinformation about general health and nutrition habits, especially among healthcare workers themselves? We review two of these viral stories and discuss our bias as a society when it comes to chronic disease prevention.
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” prevalence study of nurses in Scotland found that 69% were overweight or obese, and obesity was significantly higher among nurses than other healthcare professionals and those working in non-health-related occupations,” Kelly, M., Medicine, J. W. O.,. (2018). Systematic review: What works to address obesity in nurses? Academic.Oup.com
3:00 Doctors don't eat healthy foods
O’ Keeffe, A., Hayes, B., & Prihodova, L. (2019). “Do as we say, not as we do?” the lifestyle behaviours of hospital doctors working in Ireland: a national cross-sectional study, 1–15. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6451-8
9:00 Ways we can be healthier, practically