Yes, they can!
It’s a shame that this question needs an answer. Luckily, an evidence-based answer exists.
I have the privilege of dispelling myths about nutrition. Sometimes addressing these myths feels like a full-time job. “Fake news” isn’t limited to the world of politics. It’s also running rampant in the world of nutrition. I hate to say it, but the lack of physicians with training in nutrition contributes to the problem. Further, the average person’s lack of access to qualified dietitians also isn’t helping anything.…
I am a physician and trained chef. I specialize in gastroenterology and nutrition. Currently I work as the Associate Director of Adult Nutrition at the University of Chicago.