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Diabetes Prevention

Published: April 18, 2009

Recent study findings link an all-American breakfast staple to a higher risk of developing Type II diabetes. In a long-term study of 57,000 adults, those eating one egg each day were about 75 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than people who never ate eggs. Rather than banning eggs from the menu, however, researchers suggest paying attention to overall cholesterol intake, focusing on getting regular exercise, and eating a well-balanced diet. In moderation, eggs are an important and economical source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and “good” unsaturated fats. Current recommendations advise eating fewer than six eggs per week.

For study details, visit diabetesjournals.org

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