Type 2 diabetes has been the subject of several scientific studies over the past decades. One of the most recent research found that large consumers of organic products have a lower risk of diabetes. Other scientific work has revealed that eat more fruits and vegetables can also reduce the risks of developing this pathology. Yes, there is no lack of news and information. However, there are also foods that tend to increase the risk of suffering from such a chronic condition. The last to be identified is present at our tables every day.
A food eaten daily increases the risk of type 2 diabetes
Extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins and trace elements, the egg is not yet known in terms of cardiovascular health because of its content in bad cholesterol. This represents a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the study was carried out in collaboration with scientists from the universities of South Australia, Qatar and the University of Medicine in China. The authors of the research claim that consuming large amounts of eggs on a daily basis may increase the risk of diabetes.
A total of 8,545 Chinese adults over the age of 18 participated in the survey China Health and Nutrition which took place between 1991 and 2009. Egg consumers in China almost doubled over the same period.
After analyzing the participants’ data, the scientists found that individuals consuming one or more eggs daily (around 50g) have a 60% higher risk of developing diabetes. But when you reduce your egg consumption by 38 g per day, the risk of diabetes is estimated at 25%. The authors also specify that the effect is more pronounced in women.
The increase in cases of type 2 diabetes is a growing concern in China, which is explained by the transition from traditional Chinese food to one such rich in processed products and junk food that poses long-term health risks.
However, to beat diabetes, the international team points out that more additional research will be needed to study the relationship between egg consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Source : British Journal of Nutrition