African studies show risk of Western diet |

African studies show risk of Western diet

Dr. Greg Feinsinger
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Africans on a traditional, plant-based diet don’t have the gastrointestinal issues that so many people on a Western, animal-based diet have, including diverticulosis and diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, reflux and colon cancer.

This is not due to genetics, because African-Americans have the same GI issues the rest of us have. For more, go to (

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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