Eating nothing at breakfast correlates with an increased risk of death from stroke and cardiovascular disease. In addition, the habit of not eating in the morning could result in obesity or type 2 diabetes, says a study published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A study published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology lists the risks of not having breakfast.
"There are several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. For example, diabetes, hypertension and lipid metabolism disorders. The results of our work confirm that giving up breakfast is directly related to these risk factors, "said Dr. Wei Bao of the University of Iowa.
According to him, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease is 87% higher in people who deliberately skip breakfast for a long period of time compared to those who eat in the morning.
Specialists based on the analysis of data from a study involving more than 6,500 Americans aged 40 to 75 years. This research was conducted as part of the National Health and Nutrition Survey and covered the period 1988 to 1994.
Scientists also said the study did not take into account what people ate at breakfast. The emphasis was on eating in the morning.
Overall, the review found that skipping breakfast was associated with an increased risk of obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. .
"Our work has shown a correlation between skipping breakfast and the risk of premature death, but that does not mean that giving up breakfast necessarily entails such consequences. Future research will help determine if skipping a meal actually decreases life expectancy and explain why such a link exists, "the experts concluded.