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Diabetes

There is currently no good evidence that people with type 2 diabetes should avoid eating eggs. For an overview of the subject of diabetes and eating eggs, please see our introductory page on eggs and diabetes. Alternatively you can read the latest individual pieces of research on eggs and diabetes below.

Egg consumption and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study 01/04/2015

Background The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing around the world. Eggs are a major source of cholesterol, which has been associated with elevated blood glucose and an increased risk...

The effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) study—a 3-mo randomized controlled trial 11/02/2015

Background Previously published research that examined the effects of high egg consumption in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) produced conflicting results leading to recommendations to limit egg...

Dietary Protein Is Important in the Practical Management of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes 01/01/2015

Abstract Many misconceptions surround the role of dietary protein in the management of diabetes. Although dietary recommendations for managing diabetes have changed greatly over the centuries,...

A high-protein breakfast induces greater insulin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide responses to a subsequent lunch meal in individuals with type 2 diabetes. 24/12/2014

BACKGROUND: The previous meal modulates the postprandial glycemic responses to a subsequent meal; this is termed the second-meal phenomenon. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of high-protein...

Cholesterol and egg intakes and the risk of type 2 diabetes: The Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study 01/11/2014

Abstract Limited and inconsistent associations between cholesterol and egg consumption and type 2 diabetes risk have been observed in Western countries. In the present study, the association of...

Age-related and disease-related muscle loss: the effect of diabetes, obesity, and other diseases 05/03/2014

The term sarcopenia refers to the loss of muscle mass that occurs with ageing. On the basis of study results showing that muscle mass is only moderately related to functional outcomes, international...

Egg consumption as part of an energy-restricted high-protein diet improves blood lipid and blood glucose profiles in individuals with type 2 diabetes 07/02/2011

Abstract The role of dietary cholesterol in people with diabetes has been little studied. We investigated the effect of a hypoenergetic high-protein high-cholesterol (HPHchol) diet compared to a...

Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in older adults 09/06/2010

Background Type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains an important public  health issue in the United States. There are limited and inconsistent data on the association between egg consumption and fasting...