An egg a day can cause diabetes, finds research

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A group of researchers has concluded that higher egg consumption is associated with the risk of developing diabetes. 

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What you need to know:

  • The fact that most people can afford them, makes them a go-to cheap but nutritious food in most Kenyan families.
  • Previous studies in the same journal had given inconclusive findings in line with the link between eggs and diabetes type 2
  • The cholesterol in egg, which is known for its negative effect on the heart, if taken excessively

Reuben Magoko has been diabetic for more than two decades now. Before then, he had been consuming eggs. He still does, albeit with moderation.


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