I just received an email talking arguing eggs are not bad for diabetes, and possibly good. To justify its position it referred to a study performed at The University of Eastern Finland, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition studied the diets of men aged 42 to 60, and followed them for 20 years on average to find out if they developed Diabetes. The study concluded that people who ate an average of 4 eggs per week had a 37% lower risk of developing type 2 Diabetes compared to people that only ate 1 egg per week.
I think this is referring to the study ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/305...
It is important to understand what is going on here. Firstly we must ask when someone reduces their egg intake what do they replace it with? If they replaced it with broccoli, that might lead to one outcome. If they replaced it with meat sausages that could lead to a dramatically different outcome. Clearly we need to know what the participants chose as their alternative. Without that information the study is arguably useless.
Secondly if someone has a high fat intake, some of which is egg, then we might need to know whether reducing egg intake is sufficient to make a substantial difference. This report argues that reducing from four eggs to one is insufficient. Can we conclude from that that eggs are safe? I would argue we need soo much more info about the dietary habits of the participants.
Now if we compare the result to a low fat diet that contains no eggs, no meat products what will the outcome be then?
All this research shows is that the Hegsted equation holds true. And that is the bottom line for me.