Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, study indicates

Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, study indicates


April 2, 2015


University of Eastern Finland


Egg consumption may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly widespread throughout the world. Research has shown that lifestyle habits, such as exercise and nutrition, play a crucial role in the development of the disease. A new study has found that egg consumption was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes as well as with lower blood glucose levels. Men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 37 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes than men who only ate approximately one egg per week. This association persisted even after possible confounding factors such as physical activity, body mass index, smoking and consumption of fruits and vegetables were taken into consideration.

57 Replies

  • Was published one year back 

    But is still useful 

  • Eating 3 eggs a day since long helps me to be without drugs for sixth year as a diabetic. Yes eggs with YOLK. 

    Eggs without YOLK is rubbish.

  • anup,

    can we eat 3 eggs a day? that too with yolk, people say yolk is not good for heart,

  • Yes, if you are on 20% carbs (LCHF diet) go for them blindly and then let your blood reports do the talking instead of scare mongers who talk against SFA without any data.

    Where's the PROOF that SFA is bad for HEART on LCHF? I read high insulin in blood does major damage and Triglycerides -- the real fat in blood -- gets kicked up by High carbs. Even Insulin gets kicked up by High carbs (complex carbs like whole wheat flour included)

    3 Egg nice Mexican omelet with a large glass of home made coconut milk can kill all hunger till dinner. So no more than 2 meals a day needed -- without calorie counting and without starving and no large sugar spikes so no large insulin spikes so good for heart :)

    Fat only troubles Hyper responders but their population is too small.

    NOTE: I am still trying to find proof about FAT being bad for heart on LCHF. Last I read was it has no relation and is absolutely safe

  • Anup,

    Thanks a lot, you are a source of information and inspiration also, I also want to get rid of these pills which is very much irritating to me also, I will try,

  • krishnavenimanjunath - 

    Read about LCHF diet. CARBS are biggest enemy of a diabetic. That's why I call the HIGH CARB LOW FAT dietary recommendation to diabetics as NONSENSE. It only increases drugs sales.

  • anup,

    yes I can understand, but I really don't understand how to get rid of these carbs, and really dont know how to count carbs, I am nowadays in confusion what to eat and what not to eat, If I dont feel hungry I really dont eat at all, please advice me,

    I dont know how to use these oils, and cheese and all, I never use to it, I can eat eggs, chicken, nuts, vegetables, fruits......

  • krishnavenimanjunath 

    Suggested Breakfast 

    6 soaked almonds

    6 soaked walnuts

    2-3 boiled or fried in VCO whole eggs

    Some boiled Rajma

    One small roti with ghee or small qty brown rice with samll qty of daal with ghee

    Some moong sprouts

    1-2 tablespoons vco raw after the meals 

    If needed add up 1-2 cheese cubes. These can be taken just as it is 

    Cooked non starchy veg VCO with coconut garnishing 

    Butter cubes as you can take 

    Coconut milk available as terapak. 

    Some of the above can be taken in lunch 

    These can be split between BF, lunch and dinner. 

    In eve as snacks can have some peanuts though I would prefer to have only 3 meals with 2 small tea breaks nowadays 

    Arrive at your own menu. 

    Lots of choices available 

  • It's a huge subject. 

    Check you PM inbox.

    Alternatively, can check my posts here by clicking on my username.

  • Anupji, 

    I have started ALA +ashwagandha +supradyn on 12th Apr and cut down carb totally taking protein max. In 6 morning 6 almond & 2walnut after hour 1cup tea without sugar & boiled mung/channa/rajma/tourer with 1.5 spoonful ghee & turmeric. At lunch 2 small thin multi grain/Basan  roti Sabji & salad. At 4 pm tea & peanut or Chana. At dinner soup or lentils /legumes  or same roti of bajra/juwar. At night 1 glass milk full fat. I am taking Glitarise M 7.5 two times. Yesterday my FBS 166 and after lunch 226mg/. Why it not coming down. It's take time? I am taking maximum ghee& butter. I habituated of overeating can't stop upto full. 

  • My usual suggestion as an example 

    (1) Take FBS

    (2) Have breakfast of 1 glass coconut milk and peanut chaat made from 100 grams peanuts (dry weight without shell). Make sure you chew nicely.

    (3) Take PPBS

    Then as an exercise, calculate the carb, proteins, fats in above meal.

    Share all the numbers when u take this test. Believe me, on my forum, someone who joined was having trouble with high blood sugars. I just posted the pic of what I was having at that moment and then asked him to have that and report numbers.

    He was surprised and then got down to serious carb/protein/fat counting for three to four weeks to finalise his menu.

    He got hooked and started testing blood sugar 6 times a day as a type2. Now, he hits PPBS 140 max :)

    I am quoting this as I would want that every diabetic who wants to be on LCHF goes through the routine grooming phase.For those is a hurry there are 200+ meals posted on my forum too, all posted by Indian diabetics living on LCHF diet.

  • Anup.

    Not only to diabetics but hclf diet is harmful to nondiabetics also.

  • Yes it is. That's why I call it HIGH CARB LOW FAT Nonsense. It is NONSENSE spread by American bodies to sell more drugs. Me and My wife live on LCHF. Son does eat a bit of rice etc but usually avoids all hep food like pizza, KFC bucket etc.

    Europeans knew the solution to obesity in 19th century. Americans rewrote the whole nutrition theory to sell more drugs. What is happening around the world ever since that LOUSY and FUDGED study of Ancel Keys ( like this one -- ) is for everyone to see. Diabetes, Obesity, CVD, CHD, Cancer everything has increased and still people go gaga over ADA/AMA/AHA/or their cousins around the world.

    So these Associations are the Problem and NOT the Solution. Lobbyists and politicians control them for making money. They are all cozy clubs with iron curtain like the BCCI in India. 

  • I just saw the reviews of this book

    This is one of the best sellers ...This is written by a neurologist David Perlmutter, MD. He is publishing a new journal "Brain and Gut" for medical professionals and is edited by some of the Professors of famous medical schools.

    I have yet to read this book...

  • Yes I know about his work. There was one diabetic on LCHF  -- username @type2 -- here who used to quote him often. Needless to say, even user @type2 was chased away by same old group just because he used to talk in favor of LCHF.

    He used to quote :

    Dr William Davis is another on similar lines but he talks against modern wheat. Dr William Davis is a cardiologist. I am grain less since March 02, 2016.

  • Anup.

    I think lchf or a change in present diet habits should improve thyroid problems also.

  • suramo 

    Hypothyroid --

    (1) Increase activity levels

    (2) Increase VCO

    (3) Increase Ashvagandha to 250mg TID

    (4) Stay away from SOY/Soya crap. 

    (5) Never eat cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli etc raw.

    (6) Up the consumption of ginger ... even in form of tea is ok.

    Have experience of dealing ith my wife's and SIL's hypothyroid and you will find above as being recommended by many Hypo cases.

    I am also dealing with my nephew's childhood Asthama after we got skinned by 30K by a hospital last year where he was admitted due to complacency on our end. No major attacks since 12 months now -- just two or three stuff from Himalaya Herbal and some other things. Have published about this on my forum. Seen through the most dreaded month for asthamatics -- April :)

  • Asthama ...weakness of lungs...make efforts to teach him yoga in a fun way ...bhramari and kapalbhati will suffice ..if done total of 30 mins a day...try it for year and see the change is very effective for respiratory problems ...add more vit D +C + zinc to diet + probiotics: all immunity enhancer...any allergy is response of immune system, so keep the immune system healthy with good diet ...try to make him off wheat for 2 week, no gluten try rice, more daal ,sprouts ....

    My mom has colitis ...I gave bifilac and asked her to remain offwheat(only changes :) ) for some week...she used rice...she was able to tolerate good amount of ghee and milk both if offwheat , but when she started wheat ...wheat + ghee or milk was creating problems again ...she said she feel energetic and light while offwheat

  • Yes, he does a bit of yoga -- AV and KB. A 10 yrs old kid but diligently follows whatever is told.

    On Colitis -- My batch mate -- a diabetic and chronic colitis patient -- switched to LCHF 3 years back. Went off colitis drug after using it for 8 long years. Even now, he is just on Metformin  as against three drugs that he used to take earlier including crap like Pioz/JalrmaM. His relatives who are doctors are clueless on how LCHF fixes these things and keep asking "What supplements are being taken"

    Yes -- WHEAT is HORRIBLE. Watch some videos of Dr William Davis :)

  • See he misses bhatrika....See the video of aba ramdev for asthama and ask him to follow the same ....Dosage of yoga should be according to problem ....

  • @Anup...I am sorry ...

    "..bhramari and kapalbhati will suffice "

    Instead of Bhramari...Bhastrika works on lungs ...make it strong ...Read this article to do it properly :

  • No issues karch -- I am one who brings in changes very slowly as always love to observe/monitor the impact of one change at a time.

    Once we see through May also with no attacks will get in one change :)

    On release from hospital last year after we got skinned by 30K (no insurance) he started having problems the second day again. That's when I stepped in with a mix of Septilin (Himalaya) and Citrazine for one course. Both cheap stiff and hospital was pushing all screwy and expensive steroids. 

    Knock wood, except for 2 minor attacks all has been normal since past 12 months.

    My experience with MD doctors hasn't been good in general, and I have taken all the risks. 

    When my son was due, on the penultimate day, C-section was being forced on us (for money of course). We switched doctors. And who was this who was forcing a C-section? 

    Wife of Kingpin of Vyapam Medical Scam in MP Dr Vindo Bhandari -- all thugs. Good now his properties are being attached.

  • I told you some time back exercise is important for external body part , so is for internal body parts ...In Yoga they have provision to do exercise for internal organs too ...bhastrika : lungs ...kapalbhtai

     for abdoimal organs ...anulom vilom for nerves ....bhramari  and omkar for brain and there are many many of them 

    You just to develop a trust on them before starting them ...dont do it as optional it as main course

  • Anulom vilom is safest....

  • Bhastrika may elevate BP.

    As per  Yoga Guru BKS Aiyyergar all  yogik kriya should be done under supervision of master.

  • Bhatrika ...kapalbhati shouldbe done at very low pace...if done at low pace would not affectblood pressure

  • very true....

  • Low carbs may increase TSH levels.

  • Krishna......

    The same old theory. Cholesterol bad for heart and yellow of the eggs is rich in cholesterol. White is albumin.

  • Means?

  • Krishna...

    Means previous advice not to eat yellow of egg was based on false theory that cholesterol is a health hazard and since yolk of the egg is rich in cholesterol it should not be taken. But the theory that cholesterol is responsible for chd/cvd no longer holds and cholesterol has been removed from the list of health hazard.

    You can eat yellow of eggs without any fear

  • Actually Cholesterol is still seen as a culprit

    Its just that Dietary Cholesterol does not increase Serum Cholesterol. 

    Hence the reversal of recommendations.

  • Hmmm cholesterol is not bad....but my own experience says that dietary cholesterol has impact on serum cholesterol levels.

    When ever I consume shrimps or red goat meat.. Brain....serum cholesterol goes up...

    Even there are few studies available on net confirming this effect of shrimps in diet.

    Though shrimps boost HDL more than LDL.

  • Which oil u used in preparing these?

  • Sunflower.... Don't remember when last we purchased ground nut oil

    Now days I use cold pressed coconut oil for frying.

  • Is it possible that the junk sunflower oil was causing it? 

  • Yeah sure...but point is impact of dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol...

    The effect I see is positive...

    My community is known for high shrimps consumption

    .. Dried or otherwise

    But very rare to see death with cvd.

  • Please analyse which oil they used. 

    Also let me know your community name. 

    Is it that they used coconut oil? 

  • Nah not coconut oil....mostly groundnut oil...

    I am CKP.... Use of dried shrimps which is called as ,

    ' Sode' is libral.

    Though now days reduced due to cholesterol fad....

    But I checked up with old ppl from my community they hardly remember any death by heart attack.

  • One more thing use of khas khas (poppy seeds)is also liberal.

    Hmmm if u visit Thane..visit Gadkari Rangaytan...special CKP canteen...where u can Taste soda pulav.

  • I am a lacto ovo veg. So fish out of question 

    However the ground nut oil used by your ancestors were raw unprocessed oil 


  • yeah could be reason....but to let me tell you about myself....

    I never ever cared for cholesterol or sugar in life.....last mango season I had about 200 Kgs of Kesar mango....(besides hapus ..langada etc)LOLOL.

    When ever on tour...had Light breakfast (?) of Jilebi rabadi or Puri baji.... heavy non veg lunch and simple dinner (?) (may be 1 KG of sweets or Rabadi) LOLOL....

    I have my 15 years cholesterol reports with me.....never ever my Total cholesterol is elevated beyond 220.And many times LDL is below 90 with HDL crossing 50 mark.

    I think body got some mechanism by which it regulates total  is said body makes cholesterol as per the may be when there is excess dietary cholesterol your serum cholesterol increases....but not beyond certain limit....

    And that limit is decided by your body/nature....

    And that way we can say there is no impact of dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol. 

  • hmmm...all scientists got high cholesterol......cholesterol is required for efficient brain functioning....

    A high cholesterol level may be a marker for genius, like that of Albert Einstein

    Try goat brain....yummy....wanna try it some day???

    How about LCHF party some day???

  • Possible 

    Also the real marker are the inflammatory conditions 

    Like HsCRP, Homocystiene etc. 

    And to bring it down naturally but not with statins 

    Anti-inflammatory foods like ginger, garlic , turmeric etc available 

  • yes.....hmmm there is one member krishnaveni.....she is consuming red rice which contains natural statin...... but still her cholesterol is around 200

  • low carbs also helps in controlling BP....

    By following LCHF I am doing better on both A &  B  markers.

    Lower A1c.....lower BP

    About C=Cholesterol I will be able to confirm by 15 May.

  • Cure: correction here. Red rice is not natural statin. But red yeast rice.. which is rice fermented with red yeast. There is a difference. Yeast ferments the rice which is a natural HMGCOA reductase inhibitor or a statin like action 

    Infact a dose of 600 mg to 1200 mg of Red Yeast Rice powder reduces cholesterol by around 30% in 3 months. 

  • oh ok.....I thought red rice is same as red yeast rice.....

    what is red rice??

    I asked her...waiting for reply...

    but guess we don't need to reduce cholesterol....

  • Red rice is like brown rice 

    The outer coating is red in colour unlike brown

    Even we get it and use for making idlis on Sundays.. or dosa. 

  • hmmm ok.....thanx for information...both you and anup are like found one more..cjuan.....he got tremedus knowledge about herbs....and best part is that he tried most of them himself.

  • If we say there is no impact of dietary  cholesterol on serum cholesterol....and we take this statement in absolute form....

    Then how does it matters if we eat good fat or bad fat??? both will have no impact.

    But when we suggest to consume good fats is assumed that good fats will have positive impact on cholesterol.


  • Inflammation is one of the triggers that does drive cholesterol up. High insulin in blood is one of biggest evil.

    Cholesterol: ratios are relevant. Absolute numbers alone are JUNK.

  • Dear madam,

    If you take eggs regularly you will never sufferbfrom type 2 diebities however if you are already suffering from type  2 then egg will definitely reduce your problem but yoga us the most effective in type 2 diebities. Some asans like mandook, mayoor, dhanurasan will not reduce your sugar level considerably followed by brisk walking but also improve your digestive function.if you get bail drink daily one glass of bail ka sharbat and if available take chana and jau ka sattu. Your all physical problems will disappear.

  • Thanks. What is bail ka shatbath,  chana and jau ka sathu please tell me

  • Egg yokes: 

    1) Provides fat soluble vitamins

    2) Bio available form of Vit D

    3) good for brains and joints 

    Can take as many as you want 

    Dietary cholesterol in no way increases serum cholesterol 

  • "Men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 37 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes than men who only ate approximately one egg per week. "

    May be eggs are helpful in reducing risk or controlling t2d  but i find the above statement ridiculous. 

    Firstly one has to find how eggs have effect on t2d. Is there any ingredient(s)  in eggs that have controlling effect or the eggs indirectly reduce carb intake and that's how effect on t2d

    i wonder how do they conclude that "...four eggs per week had a 37 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes ...".why not 36 or 38 %!!!

  • And, I am eating 3/day for six days a week :)

    That's because I am already diabetic and on LCHF diet I am at liberty to eat as many as i can digest.

    LIPIDS stable with TCO at 160.

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