Eggs can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

eggsThe University of Eastern Finland has published a new study revealing that consuming eggs lowers which is a global health . Scientists have determined that preventative measures such as exercise and nutrition have a major impact on controlling diabetes.

This is the first study to link and egg and investigated the dietary habits of 2,332 men aged 42-60 in Finland. The men were followed for a period of 19.3 years and 432 men were diagnosed with diabetes during that period.

The study findings revealed that egg was associated with a lower of as well as with lower . On average men who consumed approximately four eggs per week had a 37 % lower of than men who only ate approximately one egg per week.

The researchers attribute a possible to eggs as the Finland population is not advised that eggs are associated with an unhealthy life style, such as smoking, low or of processed meats. Eggs contain many beneficial nutrients that can have an effect on, for example, glucose metabolism and low-grade , and thus lower the of .


Jyrki K Virtanen et al. Egg and of incident in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Factor Study. American ., March 2015 DOI: 10.3945/%u200Bajcn.114.104109

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