Your heart will remain healthy if you are eating your breakfast regularly according to the latest study published in the journal of Circulation. The authors concluded at the end of this study that risk of heart diseases were more common in those skipping breakfast.
Your body will feel an “extra strain” if you are skipping your breakfast, suggested by the team of Harvard School of Public Health. This study was conducted on 27,000 men having age between 45 to 82 years for a duration of 16 years. More than 1,500 cases of heart failure or heart attack was observed during this period. The risk of cardiovascular diseases was 27 times more with those who skipped their breakfast in comparison to those who have regularly eaten their breakfast.
Researcher, Dr Leah Cahill told the BBC: “The take-home message is eat in the morning when you wake up, preferably within an hour.
“The results show that something is better than nothing, but it’s always better to have something healthy and balanced.”
Don’t skip breakfast,” Dr Cahill concluded.
Victoria Taylor, a dietitian with the British Heart Foundation, said: “These researchers only looked at men aged over 45, so we would need to see further research to confirm that breakfast has the same impact on the heart health of other groups of people.
“What we do know is that a healthy and filling breakfast can make that mid-morning biscuit less tempting, as well as giving you another opportunity to widen the variety of foods in your diet.
“Wholegrain toast, or cereals like porridge with low fat milk are a good way to start the day. Try a sliced banana or dried fruit on top and you’ll be on your way to five-a-day before you’ve even left the house.”
Reference: Leah E. Cahill, PhD; Stephanie E. Chiuve, ScD; Rania A. Mekary, PhD; Majken K. Jensen, PhD; Alan J. Flint, MD, DrPh; Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD; Eric B. Rimm, ScD. “Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals” Circulation. 2013 ; 128: 337-343doi: 10.1161/
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