Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over.
Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they’re cracked up to be as new research from the University of South Australia shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.
Conducted in partnership with the China Medical University, and Qatar University, the longitudinal study (1991 to 2009) is the first to assess egg consumption in a large sample of Chinese adults.
It found that people who regularly consumed one or more eggs per day (equivalent to 50 grams) increased their risk of diabetes by 60 per cent.
With the prevalence of diabetes in China now exceeding 11 per cent – above that of the global average of 8.5 per cent – diabetes has become a serious public health concern.
Read more at University of South Australia
Image: Eat one or more eggs per day and your risk of diabetes increases by 60 per cent. (Credit: Pixabay/Myruams-Fotos)