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Eat Breakfast and reduce Heart Disease

Skipping breakfast has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease

Breakfast - a great way to reduce heart disease

I am always cheering for people to eat breakfast, it doesnt have to be a feast, but it does have to be something.

Recent research which reviewed eight observational studies with a total of 284,484 participants found that skipping breakfast is associated with a 24% increased risk of heart disease, compared to eating breakfast regularly.

The studies hypothesise that the increased risk may be a result of the detrimental metabolic changes that occur when people who skip breakfast frequently over-eat later in the day, or may be a reflection of poor eating habits more generally.

I see two main issues with skipping breakfast, fatigue creeps in over the day and people tend to overeat later in the day, often making the excuse that they can have this extra serving of (often a not so nutritious food), simply because they skipped breakfast.

Be kind to yourself, have some breakfast, whether it is a cereal, or cooked breakfast, there are so many great ways to start the day.

Even a smoothie including some additional protein is fantastic.

Reference: Takagi H, Hari Y, Nakashima K, Kuno T, Ando T; ALICE (All-Literature Investigation of Cardiovascular Evidence) Group. Meta-Analysis of Relation of Skipping Breakfast With Heart Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jun 25.


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