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Can eggs cause diabetes?

So, are you suggesting that eggs are bad for you? This is one of the WORST things about nutrition- conflicting studies.  You can find scores of articles that say egg consumption is great for you, as it is a healthy natural source of protein and actually works to help a body regulate cholesterol, etc. This article is posted here saying eggs can CAUSE diabetes? Confusing.  No wonder people don't know what to do.

6 Answers
4 years ago

Official Answer

I am not the author of the post however I will give a little input.

The study does not look at other variables in the diet with respect to diabetes such as how much of the diet of the study participants was refined and processed foods (a possible influence).

In general we know the less animal protein and fat consumed the healthier the body tends to be and many studies verify this. Studies have shown us that an increase in triglycerides and cholesterol (animal fats)have increased the risk for diabetes and other health issues so I guess it seems logical that the cholesterol from eggs could also.

The body already produces cholesterol so it does not need it, it is not an essential fat. A diet rich in refined and processed foods is normally already high in cholesterol as well as sugar.

I occasionally have a free range egg but it is not a part of my normal routine.

I think the report is less than complete because it doesn't look at a study group of people that consume a healthy diet vs. the SAD.

To conclude; try to limit the consumption of animal foods and eggs to enhance your health. Increase the consumption of plants to improve overall health.

Healthy wishes
Wally Bishop C.N.C.

4 years ago

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I don't know. I have read plenty of studies that indicate eggs are one of the best ways to get protein. I am not a vegan, so I eat meats as well. I also eat a high level of vegetables and fruits, and am an avid Nutriblaster (probably 5-8 per week). I have read that 1-2 eggs per day are just fine, and a very healthy way to get great protein. I have also read studies from highly reputable sources that eggs, despite the cholesterol content, DO NOT raise bad cholesterol levels, and in fact raise the good cholesterol if anything. I run 10-15 miles per week right now, and 15-25 during spring-summer, and do some light strength training (not enough), so protein intake is important in fitness and recovery...... I think this article, without proper context as you pointed out, is not very helpful, and borderline dangerous and misleading- and I have not ever seen this site post such an article before. Cheers.
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This is a very interesting topic, there is so much debate over eggs. My personal opinion is that eggs can be part of a healthy diet, you just have to choose a high quality source of eggs, just as you would chose your meat. It is important to get organic, grass fed eggs that ideally have an orange yolk. When you eat eggs from chickens that are pumped with antibiotics and are sickly, the quality and nutrition of your eggs will also be affected. Eggs are a great source of protein, vitamin D and E. When your diet is balanced and full of whole, clean foods, you do not have to worry about studies that make these types of claims. Enjoy your food, your diet and your life. =)
Fair point, Sarah. I think that the article itself is with all due respect a bit misplaced here on this site, unless the site is advocating a vegan lifestyle. Thank you for listening and discussing with me.
I have read that organic and/or free range eggs are better for you if you want to eat eggs. The non-organic or free ranged chickens are usually housed in tight spaces, fed antibiotics and not the best conditions. Because of that eating organic and/or free range eggs are suppose to help with cholesterol and are a lot healthier for you than the non-type. That's one reason I'm raising my own chickens for organic eggs. You can see the difference in the yoke and whites of the eggs.

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