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Why You Should Eat More Eggs

The debate on eggs and health has been going on for a while. One minute they’re unhealthy as they increase cholesterol levels, while other studies have suggested they are unhealthy for diabetics. But researchers at the University of Sydney have come to answer.

The study found that consuming up to a dozen eggs a week did not increase the risk of heart problems in diabetics.

Eggs have been hailed as a superfood for their protein content along with the antioxidants. But some people cannot consume eggs as they may contribute to poor health.

Diabetics generally have higher LDL cholesterol levels, and because eggs have been found to be high in cholesterol, it was believed that consuming them could increase the risk of adverse effects to the heart in diabetics.

Lead author of the study Dr. Nicholas Fuller explained, “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.”

The study included 128 persons with type 2 diabetes who either consumed a high egg diet or a low egg diet. The study explored weight loss and the consumption of eggs, and although both groups achieved similar weight loss, the higher egg consumption group did not experience adverse effects on the heart.

Dr. Fuller added, “Interestingly, people on both the high egg and low egg diets lost an equivalent amount of weight — and continued to lose weight after the three-month intended weight loss phase had ended.”

Eggs are packed with a slew of different vitamins and minerals and are great before a workout, for breakfast, or even a midday snack.

The study concluded, “Interestingly, people on both the high egg and low egg diets lost an equivalent amount of weight — and continued to lose weight after the three-month intended weight loss phase had ended.”


Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.

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https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqy048/4992612?redirectedFrom=fulltext
https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2015/08/04/eggs-given-thumbs-up-for-people-with-type-2-diabetes.html

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