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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144-146

Shedding light on some common dietetic misconceptions

Shree Clinic; Consultant Physician, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Virag Ganesh Gokhale
Shree Clinic, Station Road, Opposite Uttari Bharat High School, Bhandup West, Mumbai - 400 078, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.190541

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Certain misconceptions in dietetics are so deeply ingrained in the minds of people that it is difficult to convince them as to what the truth is. Busy family physicians often skip queries on such topics or give some casual replies that may further support the misunderstanding. Some of these misconceptions can even be harmful. A few such misconceptions like - that ghee is harmful or that beetroot is good for treating iron deficiency, that Sunflower oil is heart friendly, that a patient of hepatitis should avoid fatty food, or that vegetarian proteins are poor quality proteins are some such beliefs. That the truth is contrary to such beliefs is pointed out with scientific evidence.

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