Per cent Contribution Figure 1 Nutrient contributions of eggs to the American diet.

important role in the diets of seniors who have decreased caloric intakes as well as in weight-reduction and weight-maintenance diets. Studies have shown that egg intake has a significant effect on satiety beyond what would be predicted from its protein and fat contents. Egg intake slows the rate of gastric emptying, resulting in a flatter blood glucose response and a lower insulin response. The effects on gastric emptying appear to be related to the effects of egg yolk (not white) intake on the secretion of chole-cystokinin and gastric inhibitory peptide.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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