In November 2017 researchers from the UK published the results of their study to assess the association between egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2 in 2,512 men (aged 45-59 years). Dietary intake, disease incidence and mortality were updated at 5-year intervals. Results showed that egg consumption was not associated with cardiovascular disease or with diabetes type 2. In addition, there was no association between egg consumption and stroke, heart attack or diabetes type 2. However, a higher egg consumption (over 5 per week) appeared to increase the risk of stroke in patients with diabetes type 2 and/or impaired glucose tolerance. A further analysis revealed that a higher egg consumption also significantly increased blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes type 2 and/or impaired glucose tolerance.
Guo J et al. Association between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease events, diabetes and all-cause mortality. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]