"These data suggest that high levels of egg consumption (daily) are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women."The data came from two large cohorts, the Physicians' Health Study I (1982–2007) that included 20,703 men, and the Women's Health Study (1992–2007) that included 36,295 women.
Men experienced an increased risk for diabetes of:
- 18% for 2-4 eggs/week
- 46% for 5-6 eggs/week
- 58% for 7 or more eggs/week
- 19% for 2-4 eggs/week
- 18% for 5-6 eggs/week
- 77% for 7 or more eggs/week
1Egg Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Men and Women, Diabetes Care, published online ahead of print November 18, 2008.