Skipping breakfast increases the risk of death from heart disease

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"After taking into account age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, diet, lifestyle, body mass index and disease status, the study found that those who never ate breakfast had a risk. 87% higher cardiovascular mortality compared to people who eat breakfast every day, says Dr. Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and lead author of the study

Skipping breakfast is significantly associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease, according to a study published this week in the 'Journal of the American College of CardiologyAnd who collects The vanguard, Showing new evidence of the importance of having breakfast every day.

Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1988 to 1994 with an average follow-up of 18 years, the researchers collected information from 6,550 participants, aged 40 to 75, who had no history of cardiovascular disease or cancer.

In conducting the study, the participants were asked "How often do you eat breakfast?" And the possible answers included "every day", "some days", "rarely" and "never". Among the participants, 5.1 percent never had breakfast, 10.9 percent rarely had breakfast, 25 percent ate breakfast a few days and 59 percent ate breakfast every day.

"After taking into account age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, diet, lifestyle, body mass index and disease status, the study found that those who never ate breakfast had a risk. 87% higher cardiovascular mortality compared to people who eat breakfast every day, said Dr. Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and lead author of the study.

"Breakfast is traditionally considered to be the most or at least one of the most important meals of the day, but there is not much information available to say" yes "or" no "to this belief. Our document is among those that provide evidence to support long-term benefits, "said Bao.

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