Eggs and Type II Diabetes

By 14. April 2015Blog, Health, Risk Management

Is there a link? And if so is it good or bad? Published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Finland claim that eating eggs can reduce your chance of developing type II diabetes.

The study included over 2300 middle aged men from Finland with a follow up of around 20 years. They found that the men who ate a large number of eggs had a 38% less chance of developing type II diabetes than the group that did not eat a lot.

That sounds all well and good but the association between egg consumption and type II diabetes is far from simple. Some previous research have found the opposite to this study, a paper published back in 2009 in the journal Diabetes Care, for instance, found that eating one egg a day or more led to an increase incidence of type II diabetes.

Confused? Join the club, I think this in a case of “still warrants further research”.

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