Doctor’s tip: A plant-based diet can reverse diabetic retinopathy |

Doctor’s tip: A plant-based diet can reverse diabetic retinopathy

Dr. Greg Feinsinger
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Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness, particularly if it isn’t diagnosed in an early stage.

However, some 50 years ago a large study showed that a total plant-based diet could reverse this dreaded complication of diabetes, but most doctors aren’t aware of this study (

Dr. Feinsinger of Carbondale, who retired in February from Glenwood Medical Associates after 41 years as a family physician, will provide a health tip each Tuesday in the Post Independent. Contact him at

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