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A vegan diet may help with diabetes pain

By Janice Neumann(Reuters Health) - A low-fat vegan diet may help people with type 2 diabetes reduce physical pain related to the condition, suggests a small new study."This new study gives a ray of hope for a condition where there are no other good treatments," said Dr. Neal Barnard, the study's lead author and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a non-profit organization that promotes a vegan diet, preventive medicine, and alternatives to animal research.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Show me the data that diabetic neuropathy decreased other than subjective feelings.  There is nothing wrong with a vegan diet as long as it maintains a balanced protein-to-glycemic-load ratio.  Most vegan diets don’t, but I wrote “The Soy Zone” more than 15 years ago to demonstrate that it is possible. Clinical studies by David Jenkins indicate it works very well (Arch Intern Med 2009 169:1046-54).


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