Fruit eating diabetics get less retinopathy

Fruit eating diabetics get less retinopathy

Posted on 24th June 2012

People with diabetes who eat a lot of fruit are least likely to develop diabetic retinopathy (diabetic eye disease).

An unpublished study of nearly 1000 people in Japan with diabetes found that those people that ate about 2 pieces of fruit per day had a 40% lower risk of developing diabetic retinopathy (DR) over an 8 year period than people who ate about 1/2 a piece of fruit a day.

The study has yet to be validated and properly published and the researchers say that although eating fruit was linked to a lower risk of DR, they were not able to establish a cause and effect relationship so there may be other factors involved. Notably, all the participants were on a low fat diet so eating fruit may or may not be as effective in people with a high fat diet.

In any case if you’re diabetic, eating fruit is not only good for you in the traditional ways we know about but seems to have some effect on DR so it’s definitely worth a try.


Related Posts

Eyewear gift vouchers available

15th December 2017

Still looking for something for that special someone? We now have gift vouchers available. The perfect present for the stylish glasses wearer in your life or for sunglasses lovers looking for stunning...

Read more

Myopia Management article by The Scotsman

11th December 2017

Article published on The Scotsman website on Thursday 23rd November 2017 Vision on: myopia care advance revealed Worrying numbers of children are becoming short-sighted. However, there are step...

Read more

Is your vision roadworthy?

20th November 2017

As part of Road Safety Week (20-16 November), the AOP (Association of Optometrists) has undertaken further research into vision standards and driving. Sadly since this story hit the news we have heard...

Read more

Diabetes and eye health

14th November 2017

Today is World Diabetes Day and unless you have the condition you may not realise the correlation between diabetes and vision. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people ...

Read more