Skipping Breakfast Linked To Heart Attack?

Here is another reason to eat breakfast. A recent report in the journal Circulation says that men who skipped breakfast or ate very late at night had a higher risk of heart attack or lethal heart disease.

The study showed that those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from heart disease than those who ate breakfast.  Study authors believe that missing breakfast may lead to one or more risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes which may lead to a heart attack over time.

Experts aren’t certain, but  what they think is that people who don’t eat breakfast are more likely to be hungrier later in the day and eat larger meals. Those meals mean the body must process a larger amount of calories in a shorter amount of time. That can spike sugar levels in the blood and perhaps lead to clogged arteries. Individuals should have food prepared ahead of time so that when they awaken, the hassle of preparing it will not put them off.

Put an apple or banana by your bed, have the cereal already poured, have the eggs already cracked and in a bowl in the refrigerator. Waiting hours after you awaken does not count.

Resource: OnFitness Magazine

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