Breakfast: Skip It Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease


Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Also with regard to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, as reported in the study coordinated by Dr. Leah E. Cahill, a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health. Skipping it would be tantamount to an obvious raise the percentage of risk of heart attack or other diseases related to the bloodstream.


The study involving around 27,000 males aged between 45 and 82 years, whose eating habits were analyzed during the year 1992. In the following 16 years the subjects were monitored for health status and the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease. The result is that those most at risk would be the professionals in career jumping systematically breakfast.

Once excluded the possible effects of smoke, alcohol, poor diet or illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension, the researchers estimated the possible increased risk derived from skipping breakfast to 27%. The same, however, scholars have ruled we can deal with a direct cause-effect relationship.

In the researchers’ findings it will be highlighted as the possible relationship between the habit of skipping breakfast and the development of diseases such as heart attack or disturbance to the bloodstream is represented by the possible implications throughout the day. Who jumps on a regular basis then the small morning meal tend to eat more during the following meals and with a higher caloric intake. To this we then add the unhealthy trend to heavier and more numerous meals in the evening hours.

The breakfast is confirmed then a very important meal of the day should not be underestimated. Important are also the choice of foods consumed, preferring biscuits and white bread and avoiding excessive intake of sugar or the exclusive use of a simple coffee. Well even resort to fruit, finally remembering to take all the time needed to consume all in tranquility.

Breakfast: Jump increases the risk of getting fat

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Skipping breakfast doubles the risk of getting fat. To support this hypothesis to a survey conducted as part of the Breakfast Week, nonprofit campaign promoted Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, which until Sunday sees held its 16th edition.

Do not take their breakfast at least three times a week would favor an increase of the caloric intake of about 252 calories, for a total of more than 11 kilograms “earned” each year. A problem that would cover a large proportion of the respondents, about 2,000 British citizens, even with an individual of 10 jumping the first meal of the day on a regular basis.

Shortly also encouraging data on other consumer rates, with 37% of respondents claiming to skip breakfast at least once a week. Several reasons that lead to give up at the first meal of the day: lack of appetite just wake up (30%); to prefer a few more minutes under the covers (23%); even the simple “forget” to eat breakfast (12%) or being “too busy” in household activities (12%).

Behavior that in 45% of cases cause the classic “droop” of mid-morning, while in 30% a feeling of unusual tiredness and lack of energy and 14% worse mood making gruff and nervous. Such consequences would lead to change their daily eating behavior pushing in 27% of cases at an extra consists of chocolate bars and fizzy drinks (10%); data higher than those recorded by those who consume their breakfast regularly, showing percentages of 12 and 4%.

According to reports by the dietitian Azmina Govindji he stressed that the skipping breakfast can cause a “drop in the levels of blood sugar, explaining people to snacks that provide immediate gratification.” Commenting on the study went on to say:

This research suggests that those who skip breakfast are more likely to lead to unhealthy eating habits during the rest of the morning.

Perhaps as a lower level of blood sugar leads people to opt for something that will give them instant gratification, like a cookie or a chocolate bar, but it can backfire and provide minimal nutritional value. Perhaps instead they feel so hungry that consume the most affordable food to satiate.

Unfortunately, not always convenient snacks tend to be the most healthful and can be enriched with sugars, salt and fats. The 252 extra calories that we have calculated are taken by people who skip breakfast and choose candy bars and a bag of potato chips as a snack may in time lead to a significant weight gain if not compensated with physical activity.

Have breakfast reveals therefore important, concludes Govindji, not only for your waistline, but also for the general welfare of the people:

Research has shown that having breakfast can help improve mood, energy levels and concentration. Some studies have also shown that people who eat breakfast are more likely to be healthy with regard to body weight than those who skip the first meal of the day.

If you are among those who can not eat immediately after waking up you can have breakfast a little ‘later, maybe when you go to work. Alternatively, you can limit the breakfast to a small bowl of cereal or a little ‘fruit.