Diet therapy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1337
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh

    If anyone is observing me during consultations, I would not dream of making a complex diagnosis or initiating a treatment without recourse to one of several dozen laminated protocols in my top left hand drawer. With the exception of cholesterol lowering strategies for selected patients, I would never, never, never attempt to persuade anyone that adding or subtracting a particular item from their diet is likely to alleviate their symptoms or extend their life expectancy. And in real life? Try these.

    Women whose mid-life crises hinge upon the firmness of their breasts and the trimness of their ankles have been known to nag their doctors to …

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