The egg is the world’s most popular breakfast, and doctors consistently recommend eating one to two eggs every day for best health advantages. However, according to a study, eating too many eggs can lead to diabetes! According to the study, eating one or more eggs per day (equal to 50 grammes) raised the risk of diabetes by 60%, with the effect being more in women than in men.
The large study (1991 to 2009) led by the University of South Australia is the first to investigate egg intake in a large sample of Chinese adults. It was conducted in collaboration with the China Medical University and Qatar University. Diabetes is becoming an increasing concern, according to Ming Li, an epidemiologist and public health expert.
Diet plays a role in diabetes
“Diet is a known and modifiable factor that contributes to the onset of Type 2 diabetes, so understanding the range of dietary factors that might impact the growing prevalence of the disease is important,” China said. China has seen a significant nutritional change in recent decades, with many people switching from a traditional diet of grains and vegetables to a more processed diet that includes more meat, snacks, and energy-dense foods.
Consumption of eggs and diabetes
In a report published in the British Journal of Nutrition, he remarked, “At the same time, egg consumption has also been steadily increasing; from 1991 to 2009, the number of people eating eggs in China nearly doubled.” While the link between eating eggs and diabetes is widely disputed, the goal of this study is to look at people’s long-term egg intake and their risk of acquiring diabetes as measured by fasting blood glucose.
Higher and regular consumption can him impact health
“What we discovered was that higher long-term egg consumption (greater than 38 grammes per day) increased the risk of diabetes among Chinese adults by approximately 25 per cent, and adults who regularly ate a lot of eggs (over 50 grams, or equivalent to one egg, per day) had an increased risk of diabetes by 60 per cent,” Chinese reported. While these findings imply that eating more eggs is linked to a lower incidence of diabetes in Chinese adults, more research is needed to determine causal relationships.
“To beat diabetes, a multi-faceted approach is needed that not only encompasses research, but also a clear set of guidelines to help inform and guide the public. This study is one step towards that long-term goal .” The China Health and Nutrition Survey included 8,545 people (average age 50 years) in the study population.
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