High Egg Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Eating fewer than four eggs per week does not increase the risk of diabetes— according to a study led by Luc Djoussé from Harvard Medical School. The study pooled the results of 12 studies involving nearly 220,000 people and nearly 9,000 people with diabetes. Eating four eggs or more increased the risk of diabetes. These results did not apply to people in Europe or Asia, which suggests that something other than eggs in the American diet was responsible for the increased diabetes risk. The classic American breakfast, which is unique to this country, includes eggs, ham, bacon or sausage, and hash brown potatoes. We cannot say that high egg consumption causes type 2 diabetes— it might be something else. (American Journal Clinical Nutrition, 103: 474-480, 2016)

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