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Eat Breakfast and it will pay off later in life

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Eat Breakfast and it will pay off later in life

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  1. In this study, 2,184 participants, 9 to 15 years old, initially filled out a questionnaire about diet and physical activity and stated whether they usually ate breakfast before school or not. Twenty years later, one third of the original participants filled out a meal frequency questionnaire, had their waist size measured, and had blood levels of triglycerides, total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and fasting insulin (insulin levels after no food has been eaten overnight) checked. Participants were then classified into four groups: skipped breakfast in neither childhood nor adulthood, skipped breakfast only in childhood, skipped breakfast only in adulthood, or skipped breakfast in both childhood and adulthood. Results showed that people who skipped breakfast in both childhood and adulthood had a larger waist size and total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels compared with people who ate breakfast in both childhood and adulthood. They also had higher fasting insulin levels, which indicates they have insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. Breakfast skippers also tended to be single, have a lower education level, and were more likely to smoke, watch TV, get less physical activity, and have a less healthy diet compared with breakfast eaters. The authors comment, “Skipping breakfast was associated with a larger waist circumference, cardiometabolic risk factors, poorer diet quality, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors.” They add that promoting the benefits of eating breakfast may be an important public health message. More reasons to be a breakfast eater There are many good reasons to eat breakfast, and prior research has shown that compared with breakfast skippers, breakfast eaters tend to have: Better habits. People who eat breakfast tend to have healthier diets and get more physical activity. A more nutritious diet. Breakfast eaters tend to eat less daily fat and cholesterol and more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A healthier weight. Some studies suggest that breakfast eaters have a lower weight compared with breakfast skippers. (Am J ClinNutr doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.30101.) Eat Breakfast and it will pay off later in life

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