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Removing barriers to plant-based diets: assisting doctors with vegan patientsuse asterix (*) to get italics
Romain Espinosa, Thibaut Arpinon, Paco Maginot, Sébastien Demange, and Florimond PeureuxPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<div style="text-align: justify;">Shifting to plant-based diets can alleviate many of the externalities associated with the current food system. Spontaneous shifts in diet are often hindered by consumers’ imperfect knowledge about the health risks and benefits, which leads them to seek advice from their doctors. However, doctors have often had only limited nutrition training, and often express negative opinions of plant-based diets, even though recent evidence suggests that they confer substantial health benefits. We here explore whether providing doctors (general practitioners) with information about the risks and benefits of plant-based diets significantly changes their attitudes and medical practices. We run a randomized control trial on a representative sample of French doctors and assess the impact of an information campaign developed by doctors to inform their colleagues about plant-based nutrition. We expect to find a positive effect that could, however, be mitigated by reactance or information resistance, as has been found for the general population.</div>
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plant-based diets, veganism, medical practice, information campaigns, doctors
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