You are what you eat. Those with the worst eating habits face the most negative health consequences. So doctors, especially those with low-income patients, should be asking questions and offering information about good nutrition.
That’s the point made by University of Illinois economist Craig Gunderson in a paper published in November in the journal Health Affairs. Health care professionals should screen for food insecurity, he wrote.
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