Do you like having eggs with your breakfast in the morning? Maybe it’s time to cut back. Eating at least one egg a day has the potential to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 60%. This is evidenced by research from the University of South Australia.
The researchers sampled more than 8,500 Chinese adults. They found a link between eating lots of eggs and high blood sugar.
One egg a day
Whether boiled, boiled or fried, eating an egg a day for the long term may make you more susceptible to type 2 diabetes. The effect appears to be slightly greater in women than in men.
“Diet is a known and modifiable factor that contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes. It is therefore important to understand which dietary factors can influence the increased incidence of disease,” said Dr. Ming Li of the University of South -Australia.
Egg consumption in China nearly doubled between 1991 and 2009, according to researchers. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is also increasing. A link has been found between the two. “We found that eating lots of eggs in the long term (more than 38 grams per day) increased diabetes risk by about 25%. In adults who eat more than 50 grams of eggs per day, the risk of diabetes increases by 60%. “50 grams equals one egg.
More research is needed
According to Dr. Ming Li, more research is needed on the causes of disease “to beat diabetes”. There are many other things that can cause diabetes. “This research is a step towards long-term goals.”