Eating breakfast is associated with lower risk of heart disease

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Image Courtesy of: Marcus/freedigitalphotos.net

We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a recent study published in the journal Circulation re-affirms this saying.  This prospective cohort study enrolled 26,902 American men without heart disease or cancer from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and eating habits were assessed using a questionnaire every 4 years.  During 16 years of follow-up, 1,527 men developed heart disease and men who did not eat breakfast had a 27% increased risk of heart disease.  It is important to note that many other confounders can increase risk of heart disease and further research is needed to confirm the findings of this study.  How often do you skip breakfast?  Will the results of this study change your eating habits?

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