Men who skip breakfast have a 27% higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat a healthy meal each morning, according to a recent study in the United States.1
The long-term study involved 27,000 people and stretched over a 16 year period, examining different aspects of lifestyle. It identified that people who eat a regular breakfast are more likely to live a longer, healthier life.
Those in the study who enjoyed a midnight snack were also found to have a 55% higher risk of heart disease than those who did not.
1. Cahill LE, Chiueve SE, MeKary RA, et al. Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals. Circulation. Published online July 2013.