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Study: Skipping Breakfast is Bad for Your Heart



There's now even more support for eating the most important meal of the day. Not only does eating breakfast kickstart your day, lead to healthier eating, and help control weight, but a new study published in the journal Circulation found that it can also protect your heart. 

Harvard University researchers analyzed data from food frequency questionnaires taken over a 16-year period by 26,903 men between the ages of 45 and 82. They found that men who regularly skipped breakfast were 27 percent more likely to have a heart attack or suffer from heart disease compared to breakfast eaters. Even when the researchers accounted for lifestyle factors like exercise, sleep, alcohol intake, diet, smoking, body mass index, and medical history, non-breakfast eaters were still more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack.

Researchers also found a connection between heart disease and eating before bed. People who ate right before bed were 55 percent more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease.  

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Tags: Health, Disease, Breakfast