Eggs intake not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

No extra risk for people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

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According to a new study by the University of Sydney, eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The study was conducted in order to help people clearing up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption.

In the underlying trial, members expected to keep up their weight while leaving on a high-egg (12 eggs per week) or low-egg (less than two eggs for every week) diet, with no distinction in cardiovascular hazard markers distinguished toward the end of three months.

Similar members at that point left on a weight reduction slim down for an extra three months, while proceeding with their high or low egg consumption. For a further a half year – up to a year altogether – members were followed up by analysts and proceeded with their high or low egg admission.

At all stages, the two gatherings demonstrated no unfavorable changes in cardiovascular hazard markers and accomplished comparable weight reduction – paying little respect to their level of egg utilization.

Dr. Nick Fuller from the University’s Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre said, “Despite differing advice around safe levels of egg consumption for people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, our research indicates people do not need to hold back from eating eggs if this is part of a healthy diet.”

“A healthy diet as prescribed in this study emphasized replacing saturated fats (such as butter) with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as avocado and olive oil).”

While eggs themselves are high in dietary cholesterol – and individuals with type 2 diabetes have a tendency to have larger amounts of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol – this examination underpins existing exploration that shows the utilization of eggs has little impact on the levels of cholesterol in the blood of the general population eating them.

The study has the potential health benefits of eggs for people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as the general population. The different egg diets also appeared to have no impact on weight.

The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition today.

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