Study: Eating An Egg A Day Won`t Increase T2 Diabetes Risk
By Mike Boyle


A new Cardiovascular Health Study conducted with 3,898 older men and women concludes that eating an egg a day most likely will not increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, as researchers failed to pinpoint a significant association between eating eggs occasionally or almost daily.

And while eggs are a key source of dietary cholesterol, they also contain a number of other potentially beneficial nutrients, Dr. Luc Djousse of Brigham and Women`s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues point out in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, says Reuters.

"Because eggs could serve as a readily available and inexpensive source for vitamins, proteins and other nutrients in the United States," they add, "it is important" to figure out the net effects of egg consumption as a whole food on type 2 diabetes risk.

Other studies that have linked eggs to diabetes have found an association with very high consumption, the researchers note, generally for eating seven or more eggs a week

Participants in the study were at least 65 years old when they enrolled in the study. During follow-up, which averaged about 11 years, 313 people developed type 2 diabetes, which Reuters additionally points out is closely linked to being overweight as well as poor diet and lack of exercise.

DiabetesCare.net invites you to read more on this study from Reuters here, plus look over an abstract of the study`s results in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition here.

 

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Originally posted June 17, 2010.