Eating just one egg a day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 per cent, according to a new study. Australian researchers who studied a sample of 8,545 Chinese adults found a positive correlation between higher egg consumption and high blood sugar levels.
Eggs are versatile and nutritious and are promoted as a 'healthy fast food' in the UK, but have proved the ultimate conundrum for diabetes researchers. Previous studies have indicated that eating eggs can actually keep diabetes at bay.
This new research suggests regular consumption of an egg a day – either boiled, scrambled, poached or fried – makes you more prone to the condition, which occurs when a person's blood sugar is too high.