Q: Are eggs okay to eat?

A: Recent research at Sydney University on subjects who are prediabetic and also those who have Type 2 Diabetes proved that those who consume 12 eggs per week showed no change or adverse effects on serum lipids, glycemia, markers of inflammation, oxidative stress, or adipokinectin levels compared to those who eat only 2 eggs per week.

The researchers concluded, “Individuals with prediabetes or T2D who followed a high-egg diet for 12 months, which included a 3-month weight loss phase, had no adverse changes in cardiovascular risk factors, inflammatory or oxidative stress markers, or measures of glycemia. These findings suggest that it is safe for persons at high risks of T2D and those with T2D to include eggs, an acceptable and convenient food source, in their diet regularly.”

Lead researcher Dr Fuller further explains: “While eggs themselves are high in dietary cholesterol – and people with type 2 diabetes tend to have higher levels of the ‘bad’ low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol – this study supports existing research that shows consumption of eggs has little effect on the levels of cholesterol in the blood of the people eating them.”

So, what does this mean for you? If it’s okay for prediabetics or type 2 diabetics to eat a lot of eggs, it’s certainly okay for you to also eat eggs on a daily basis.