Research roundup June 2

Some highlights from the latest issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition:

Eggs don’t give you heart disease

Meat doesn’t give you colon cancer (But really, isn’t it just plain wrong to char the bejeezus out of your grass-fed steaks anyway?)

Insulin plays a major role in phospholipid membrane quality — in other words, walking around with messed-up blood sugar and chronically high insulin levels (aka insulin resistance) will significantly affect how the fatty components of your cells function and communicate. Remember people — despite the apparent deliciousness of their conjunction, sugar and fat do not truly play well together!

Speaking of blood sugar issues, score one for the intermittent fasting camp: People with type 2 diabetes can skip breakfast… and it might even help them.