Eggs and Diabetes


Even just a single egg a week may increase the risk of diabetes, the leading cause of lower-limb amputations, kidney failure, and new cases of blindness.

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More Freedom of Information Act insights into the egg industry can be found in:

• Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims (
• Eggs and Choline: Something Fishy (
• Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis (
• More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases (

Flax seeds may help control blood sugars (Flaxseeds for Diabetes, as well as Indian gooseberries (Amla Versus Diabetes, but our best bet may be a diet composed entirely of plants (How to Prevent Diabetes, and How to Treat Diabetes,

I’ll be covering gestational diabetes (high sugars during pregnancy) in an upcoming video—stay tuned!

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