Skipping breakfast primes brain to seek high fat, high calorie foods

A new study presented at the Neuroscience 2012 conference in New Orleans shows that skipping breakfast primes the brain to seek out food that are high in fat and high in calories.  Researchers found that when patients skipped breakfast, they ate a fifth more calories compared to when they had breakfast in the morning, showing an increased appeal to high calorie foods when fasting.  How do you educate patients to avoid skipping breakfast?

To find out more, please read the article in BBC.

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