Eggs can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

eggsThe University of Eastern Finland has published a new study revealing that consuming lowers type 2 diabetes which is a global . 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 type 2 diabetes 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 of type 2 diabetes as well as with lower . On average men who consumed approximately four per week had a 37 % lower of type 2 diabetes than men who only ate approximately one egg per week.

The researchers attribute a possible benefit to as the Finland population is not advised that are associated with an unhealthy life style, such as smoking, low or consumption of processed meats. contain many beneficial nutrients that can have an effect on, for example, glucose and low-grade inflammation, and thus lower the of type 2 diabetes.


Jyrki K Virtanen et al. Egg consumption and of incident type 2 diabetes in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Factor Study. American ., March 2015 DOI: 10.3945/%u200Bajcn.114.104109

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