Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Tia Rains, Ph.D.

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

Grant Program by ENC on Eggs and Human Health

Grant FundingFrom protein to cardiometabolic health and lifestage nutrition, there is a lot to learn about the role of eggs in human health. The Egg Nutrition Center’s competitive research grant program was created for the purpose of advancing the understanding of the nutritional value of eggs and egg-related nutrients in the human diet. Without this grant program, there would be little...

Does Breakfast Drive A “Metabolic Memory?”

Usual breakfast “eaters” respond to skipping a breakfast meal differently than those who usually skip breakfast. Researchers at the University of Colorado were interested in understanding why breakfast skippers have a higher rate of type 2 diabetes and whether the expected metabolic responses would be more pronounced in overweight women who skip breakfast on a regular basis (Thomas, 2015). (more…)

Protein at Breakfast Improved Glycemic Control in Obese Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

High protein, egg-based breakfast affected insulin and incretin responses at a subsequent meal, suggesting breakfast meal composition may be important for those with type 2 diabetes. With high rates of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. and on the rise globally, there is a need to better understand the impact of macronutrient composition on glucose and insulin homeostasis in this...

Higher Protein Diets Associated with Cardiometabolic Advantages

Men and women with greater dietary protein intakes were more likely to have lower body mass index and waist circumference, and higher HDL-cholesterol. A cross-sectional study of over 23,000 adults from the NHANES, 2001-2010, examined usual protein intakes [expressed as g/kg body weight (BW) per day], and trends for associations with cardiometabolic risk factors including blood pressure, glucose, insulin, cholesterol,...