A new study from Cornell University suggests that eating onions may be safe.
The study, published online in the journal Nutrition, found that onions were not a major contributor to the health risks associated with eating them.
“These results suggest that the consumption of onions may actually be safe in some situations,” the researchers wrote in the study, which included 1,100 participants.
The researchers noted that the foods in question included beef jerky, hamburgers, steak, and baked potatoes.
“While these foods were consumed by our study participants, the main food group they consumed was onions,” the study authors said.
“We believe that these results may suggest that eating a diet rich in onions could offer some health benefits for people who do not consume any other foods.”
The study also noted that eating the onions in moderation was not harmful.
The research is still in its early stages, and further studies are needed to confirm the findings.
The authors said the study did not prove that eating an onion can cause cancer or other health problems.
But they did say that eating onion could help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, including colon cancer.