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 risk. Scientists have determined that preventative measures such as exercise and have a major impact on controlling diabetes.

This is the first study to link and egg consumption 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 consumption was associated with a lower risk of as well as with lower . On average men who consumed approximately four eggs per week had a 37 % lower risk of than men who only ate approximately one egg per week.

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


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

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