First of all, apologies if this has been previously discussed as it's from a Diabetes Care journal article from 2009.
I happened to stumble on the article called Egg Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Men and Women (full text available on the link).
The conclusion of the study was that an egg a day increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
This is perplexing as lots of people on here find they get good blood sugar results from eating eggs. I remember there was a neat thread on 'how many eggs is too many' recently.
There were a number of statements in the study report that also puzzled me.
One was the statement that some of the nutrients in eggs are associated with an increased risk of T2. The study says these nutrients are saturated fat and cholesterol. I have to say this was news to me.
It also says that 'a diet rich in fat has been shown to induce hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia'. Again this was news to me. Isn't it true that for most people, fat does not spike blood glucose?
The study also did not differentiate between egg consumption and egg yolk or egg white consumption. I think this is a major methodological flaw. However dietitians might disagree, I think no one would dispute that egg white is one of the healthiest foods out there. Healthy from both low-fat and low-carb point of view, which is a rare achievement.
I guess ultimately this study has no impact on my life since it's about risk and the cat is out of the bag already, so to speak. But all the same it bothers me.