Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk

A study done by a group of Harvard researchers for the scientific journal Circulation revealed that men who skip breakfast may be at a higher risk of getting a heart attack.

The Associated Press reports that the study was conducted on 27,000 older men in 1992 by the journal Circulation. These men were all well-informed health professionals who were monitored throughout a 16-year-span to see if there was any correlation between skipping breakfast and having heart problems later in life.

The researchers revealed that the men who skipped breakfast were at a 27% higher risk than those who didn’t. The study was observational, so it’s hard to tell with certainty whether or not skipping breakfast caused these men heart problems.

Nevertheless, many experts believe that eating breakfast is essential to having a healthy diet and reducing other health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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