Wow, look at this. An actual controlled trial of food intake. Hats off to the scientists at the University of Sidney for completing this study of egg intake in diabetics.
If eating up to 12 eggs per week does not increase cardiovascular disease risk in diabetics (and pre-diabetics) who were followed for a year, it is highly likely that they will be equally safe and useful in the diets of people who are not at increased risk for CVD. Now, like many studies in this realm, study subjects were followed for only a year, so we do not know any long-term endpoints. However, it is reasonable to conclude that a generally good metabolic profile after a year of increased egg consumption is a fair harbinger that this manner of eating eggs is not unsafe.
If you like eggs, go for it. They’re cheap, plentiful, versatile. They even come in different colors if that matters to you. We need more studies like this to eventually supplant the garbage-in, garbage-out recall-based tripe that passes for most of our nutrition research and reporting.
Eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds — despite conflicting dietary advice continuing around the world.