Missing the first meal of the day puts an ‘extra strain’ on the body, say US researchers who studied the importance of breakfast.
The research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that people should eat breakfast to keep their hearts in good condition.
People who skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to have heart problems than those who did not. Other factors such as smoking and exercise were also taken into account.
“The take-home message is eat in the morning when you wake up, preferably within an hour. The results show that something is better than nothing, but it’s always better to have something healthy and balanced,” lead researcher Dr Leah Cahill was quoted as saying by BBC.