Good News About Eggs for Diabetics

May 8, 2018

A new study found no connection between a high-egg diet and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Some experts have advised people with T2D to limit egg consumption.  However, the study examined people in this population on a diet of at least 12 eggs per week and found that they had similar outcomes on risk markers (blood lipids, glycemia, etc.) as people on a 2-egg-a-week diet.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that “it is safe for persons at high risk of T2D and those with T2D to include eggs, an acceptable and convenient food source, in their diet regularly.”  They emphasized that eggs should be consumed as part of an overall healthy diet.