Breakfast most important meal of the day. Lack of breakfast associated with adult metabolic disorders.

breakfastThe adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day holds true as a new study has linked in adulthood.

is the term given to a host of collective factors that are linked to an increased risk of causing . The characteristics for include abdominal obesity, high levels of harmful triglycerides, low levels of protective HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), and high fasting .

The study represents one of the few studies that followed participants for 27 years and investigated the of factors such as abdominal obesity and high levels of fasting glucose. It revealed that the young people who neglected to eat breakfast or ate a poor breakfast had a 68 per cent higher incidence of as adults, compared with those who had eaten more substantial breakfasts in their youth.

“Further studies are required for to be able to understand the mechanisms involved in the connection between poor breakfast and , but our results and those of several previous studies suggest that a poor breakfast can have a negative effect on ,” says Maria Wennberg, the study’s main author.


Maria Wennberg, Per E Gustafsson, Patrik Wennberg, Anne Hammarström. Poor breakfast habits in adolescence predict the in adulthood. , 2014; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S1368980013003509


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