Are eggs bad or can they be included in a healthy diet? Over the years, information overlapped and came to decree that eggs were a food to be absolutely avoided as they increase cholesterol. Today scientific studies are shedding more light and allow us to re-evaluate eggs as a precious source of antioxidants, vitamins and mineral salts. However, don't overdo the quantity. In fact, as a recent scientific research also demonstrates, too many eggs can promote the development of type 2 diabetes, the diabetes typical of adulthood and linked to lifestyle and diet (Wang et al, British Journal of Nutrition, 2020).
The researchers analyzed the eating habits and health status of 8545 persons, all adults, who from 1991 to 2009 had taken part in a large international study for disease prevention. At the end of the study, in 2009, the measured values ??of fasting blood glucose were used to diagnose type 2 diabetes while the consumption of eggs was evaluated for the duration of the research with periodic surveys. What emerged was that consuming more than 38 grams per day of eggs for years increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 20%. And an even greater risk was observed with the consumption of more than one egg per day. In this case, eating more than one egg per day increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60% over the long term.
Other studies will follow to understand the mechanism by which eggs can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, but certainly this is another demonstration that it is important to follow a diet as varied as possible and avoid any type of excess.