"Egg consumption was positively related to mortality, more strongly so in diabetic subjects."Men in the study who reported eating 7 or more eggs per week had an almost 25% increased risk of death during the 20-year follow-up compared to men who ate 1 or fewer eggs per week.
For those with diabetes the risk rose to 200%. That is, diabetic men who consumed the most eggs had double the risk of dying compared to those who ate the fewest.
The men in the study were 21,327 Harvard-educated participants of the Physicians Health Study I.
1 Egg Consumption In Relation To Cardiovascular Disease And Mortality: The Physicians' Health Study, AJCN, April, 2008
For a commentary of this study in the same AJCN issue:
Egg Consumption In Relation To Cardiovascular Disease And Mortality: The Story Gets More Complex, AJCN, April, 2008