Egg adds to diabetes; Study

Diabetes Cases Projected to Skyrocket to 1.3 Billion by 2050

Most of the people include an egg in their breakfast. An egg in the morning is considered to be healthy but a new research has warned against this habit of including egg in the diet. They have warned that excess egg consumption is likely to increase the risk of diabetes.

The study by the University of South Australia along with China Medical University and Qatar University claimed that people consuming one or more eggs a day, which is equivalent to 50 grams, had an increased risk of diabetes by 60 per cent. Women were more likely to be affected than men, the study said. The study was held in a large group of Chinese adults.

Epidemiologist Ming Li who was associated with the study said that diet was much related to the onset of Type 2 diabetes. The researcher mentioned that understanding dietary factors would help in arresting the growing prevalence of the disease. Li said that there was a drastic change in the food habits of people, which was quite evident in China. From traditional diets of fruits and vegetables, the Chinese have now shifted to processed diet, including meat, snacks and energy dense food. He also mentioned that the consumption of egg also increased drastically from 1991 to 2009.

LI said that they discovered in the study that higher and long term use of eggs (more than 38 grams of egg per day) increased the risk of diabetes among Chinese adults by almost 25 per cent. They also found that adults who took over 50 grams or equivalent to one egg a day had an increased risk of diabetes by 60 per cent. Li also said that the results suggested an increased risk among Chinese Adults and added that further study was needed to look at a wider perspective.


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