Jan 31

TACO TUESDAY: Skipping Breakfast Can Lead to Heart Disease or Stroke


Skipping breakfast or eating late in the day could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity according to a new study. The study from Columbia University suggests that the time we eat our meal is equally as important as what we eat.

Writing in the American Heart Association Journal, Circulation, researchers from Columbia University said both meal timing and frequency are linked to risk factors for a variety of conditions including heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, blood glucose levels, obesity, and reduced insulin sensitivity.

Strange this is pretty much what my smart husband has been telling me for years now. “Get up at a regular time, eat earlier and eat three meals a day, then you will feel better.”

The researchers reviewed other current scientific studies concerning breakfast and heart disease and found that those who eat breakfast daily are less likely to have high cholesterol and blood pressure, while those who skip breakfast and instead snack and graze throughout the day are more likely to be obese, have poor nutrition, or be diagnosed with diabetes.

Avoiding breakfast could be linked to diabetes, according to a new study.

They analyzed other studies that found people who skip breakfast have a 27 per cent increased risk of suffering from a heart attack, and are 18 per cent more likely to have a stroke.

Professor Marie-Pierre St-Onge, lead author of the study, said: “Meal timing may affect health due to its impact on the body’s internal clock.

So eat a healthy breakfast before noon every day, get up early every day, and eat three meals a day and you will not only feel better, but you will avoid stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
Okay, I guess my husband was right—this time! Momzinga.com.

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