Breakfast – the most important meal of the day?

Among adults, skipping meals has been associated with excess body weight and high blood pressure, as well as insulin resistance. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health examined eating habits (including breakfast consumption) and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

The study, which included 27,000 men aged 45-82 years, showed that people who skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to have heart problems than those who started the day with a meal. Results also suggest that compared with men who did not eat late at night, those who ate late at night had a 55% higher CHD risk. The researchers adjusted for other lifestyle risk factors such as smoking and exercise.

For more on the science read the abstract in Circulation.

Posted: 23/07/2013 10:18:29 by Emily Kelleher


 

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