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Eggs Boost Diabetes Risk...

Eating eggs may increase type-2 diabetes risk. A new study in Diabetes Care claims men consuming 7 or more eggs per week are 58% more likely to develop type-2 diabetes and women are 77% more likely; from MedPage Today.

“The combination of being overweight and eggs, likely the cholesterol, do something to either impair pancreatic function or impair glucose tolerance,” explains Dr. Fuhrman. And initially this research found eating 7 or more eggs a week increased death-risk in men.

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Aaron Avalos - December 1, 2008 11:27 AM

Why doesn't the good doctor look at real causes of diabetes instead of the usual ranting against animal protein? Eggs have nothing whatsoever to with diabetes. Neither does cholesterol found naturally in food.

Ronnie - December 1, 2008 2:50 PM

I need to see more details about this study since correlation doesn't always equal causation. What else did those studied eat besides eggs? The evidence is far from "black and white."

James - December 2, 2008 5:34 AM

I agree with Ron....it is circumstantial evidence at best.

McBloggenstein - December 3, 2008 12:40 PM

Ron,
Whether it was a correlation or a cause, the odds are very much in favor of a diet having lots of eggs also being high in many other foods that are very high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Of course it's possible that the study had participants that ate mostly plant foods, but just so happened to really love eggs, but that is not as common.

So, whether the eggs were THE cause of increased diabetes risk or not, the eggs are most likely a part of an unhealthy diet.

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