Helping GPs with nutrition education to overcome chronic illness With a recent report released from the World Health Organisation on the almost four-fold increase in diabetes, Griffith University is stepping in with the launch of a program to help GPs provide effective nutrition advice to their patients.
Griffith's SABEL Labs has developed SABEL Sense, an alternative to GPS for tracking running speeds and distances, which is set to be a game changer in the sports performance and wearable technology industries.
Research shows that general practitioners are highly trusted as providers of nutrition advice, writes Dr Lauren Ball from the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
The role of nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle is well understood by the medical profession but whether this information is easily conveyed to patients is another matter.
Researchers from Griffith University have found two lines of information from a GP could be more effective than five visits to a Dietitian.