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  2. Jan 18, 2023

Dietary Cholesterol Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Dietary cholesterol increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrition, Metabolism, & Cardiovascular Diseases. Those who consumed more cholesterol from foods like eggs and red meat increased their risk for diabetes more than those who consumed the least amount of cholesterol. For every 100 mg per day of added cholesterol—an egg has about 186 mg—the risk increased by 5%. Avoiding animal products, the only dietary source of cholesterol, is best for diabetes prevention. 


Li Y, Pei H, Zhou C, Lou Y. Dietary cholesterol consumption and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2023;33:2-10. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2022.07.016

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