Do too many eggs increase risk of diabetes? New study says yes

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If you consume boiled eggs regularly, then a report from the University of Australia is important for you. New research from the University says excess consumption of eggs increases the risk of diabetes. 

The research was conducted in partnership with China Medical University and Qatar University and was the first attempt made to analyse the results of egg consumption among Chinese adults.

The study found that people consuming one or more eggs on a daily basis increased their risk of contracting diabetes by 60 per cent. 

People across the world consume eggs since it is said to be a complete food. But now, this healthy food with abundant nutrients has come under a cloud.  

Billions spent on diabetes treatment

Only diabetes treatment costs 10 per cent of total world health spending, that is a big amount of $760 billion. Dr Ming Li, a researcher at the University of South Australia, said there is a lot of discussion on the relation between eggs and diabetes. He said the research was done with an aim to identify the long-term effects of eating eggs, but more research is required to explore the causal relationship between eggs and diabetes.  

The focus of the research was Chinese adults

The focus of the research was Chinese adults who prefer eating eggs and meats in spite of traditional food and vegetables. The number of people consuming eggs in China doubled between 1991 and 2009.  The study discovered that daily consumption of more than 38 grams egg for a long-term increased the diabetes risk in Chinese adults by 25 per cent. Consumption of more than 50 grams for a long time increased diabetes risk by 60 per cent.

Previous research, however, said eating eggs or boiled eggs daily did not cause diabetes. Also, the American Diabetes Association considered eggs as the best choice for people with diabetes.