A new Australian study suggests that eggs may help people with Type 2 diabetes control their hunger, according to a Medscape article.
Lead researcher Dr. Nicholas Fuller of the University of Sydney decided to examine the popular assumption that consuming eggs creates cardiovascular problems in people with diabetes. The Sydney-based study lasted for 3 months and used 140 participants who had prediabetes or Type 2. People assigned to the “low egg” group were told to eat less than 2 eggs each week, while those in the “high egg” group ate 12 a week.
The high-egg group reported greater satiety and increased appetite control over the low-egg group. Also, those in the high-egg group actually experienced a minute improvement in their levels of HDL, or “good” cholesterol, which helps break down LDL cholesterol, or the “bad” kind. There was no evidence of differences in LDL levels between the two groups.
It should be noted that the Australian Egg Corporation funded the study, but there is growing evidence that moderate egg consumption could be part of a healthy diet.