Here's a new study, a meta-analysis or study of 14 previously conducted studies which results have been pooled. Out online ahead of print:
Egg Consumption And Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases And Diabetes: A Meta-analysis, Atherosclerosis, May 2013
Those who consumed the most eggs (relative to those who consumed the least) had a:
- 19% increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- 68% increased risk for developing diabetes
- 83% increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease if they already had diabetes
And there was a dose-response relationship, meaning the more eggs they ate, the greater their risk for both CVD and diabetes. When a dose-response relationship is apparent, it lends more credence to the findings.