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Drawbacks of Skipping Breakfast

Skipping breakfast can actually make you fat

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Are you in the habit of skipping your breakfast? Beware, your are more likely to gain weight and have a larger waist size, a study has found.

The findings showed that 26.7 per cent of people who skipped breakfast were obese, compared with 10.9 per cent of those who ate it frequently, the Xinhua reported.

“Infrequent breakfast consumption is associated with indices of central obesity and weight gain, with these associations being more evident in individuals who never eat breakfast,” said researchers lead by Kevin Smith from Mayo Clinic in the US.

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Besides, those who never ate breakfast self-reported the greatest weight gain over the past year.

For the study, the team traced the breakfast habits of 347 people from 2005 to 2017. The participants, aged from 18 to 87, were measured for their height, weight, waist and hip circumference.

Also Read: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Skip Breakfast!

The study also found that those who missed their breakfast had an average waist of 97.5 cm, 9.8 cm larger than those who had it five to seven times a week, even when age, gender and body mass were considered.

“Our findings on healthy adults are consistent with prior observations in the young, corroborating the concept that regular consumption of this meal is an important and independent contributor of healthy weight at all ages,” it added.  IANS

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Have a Hearty Breakfast in Teens

Metabolic syndrome is a collective term for factors that are linked to an increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular disorders

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Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, goes an adage.

Now, scientists at Umeå University in Sweden have put their stamp on this, claiming that adolescents who ate poor breakfasts in youth displayed a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome 27 years later.

The study shows that the young people who neglected to eat breakfast or ate a poor breakfast had a 68 percent higher incidence of metabolic syndrome as adults.

This conclusion was drawn after taking into account socio-economic factors and other lifestyle habits of the adolescents in question.

In 1981, the study asked students completing year nine of their schooling to answer questions about what they ate for breakfast.

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Twenty-seven years later, the respondents underwent a health check where the presence of metabolic syndrome and its various subcomponents was investigated.

“Our results suggest that a poor breakfast can have a negative effect on blood sugar regulation,” said Maria Wennberg, the study’s main author.

Abdominal obesity and high levels of fasting blood glucose levels could be most clearly linked with poor breakfast in youth, said the study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

Also Read: Drawbacks of Skipping Breakfast

Metabolic syndrome is a collective term for factors that are linked to an increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular disorders.

Metabolic syndrome encompasses abdominal obesity, high levels of harmful triglycerides, low levels of protective HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), high blood pressure and high fasting blood glucose levels. (IANS)

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