Diabetic Eye Conditions and Healthy Eating

Food is the fuel for our body.  Is it really surprising that the quality of the fuel affects how well the body functions?

“Those who ate the most fruit were the least likely to develop diabetic retinopathy,” says study head Shiro Tanaka, PhD, of Kyoto University Hospital.

People who ate an average of 9 ounces of fruit a day had half the risk of developing the eye condition over the eight-year period, compared with those who ate less than an ounce a day, the study showed. The odds were about 40% lower for people who ate an average of 3 to 5 ounces of fruit a day, compared with those who ate less than an ounce a day. Via http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/news/20120614/fruit-and-diabetic-retinopathy

This is an interesting study because it focuses on one of the side-effects that many with diabetes fear.

9 ounces of fruit is a tiny amount – slightly more than a single cup.  That is less than half of what the food pyramid says each person should be eating each day.

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