Enjoying a good breakfast every day could help to reduce the risk of developing tye 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a new study.
Research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Associatio, has shown that people who manage to eat a daily breakfast are at a lower risk of becoming overweight and going on to develop type 2 diabetes. It was also found that eating a breakfast just four to six times each week could offer some benefit.
The findings, based on results from over 5,000 non-diabetic adults, show the advantage of regular eating in general, as opposed to more random eating times, which can lead variations in blood sugar levels, as well as putting on excess weight. Researcher Andrew Odegaard also pointed out “The findings [held true] regardless of what they ate for breakfast.”
The participants who had a daily breakfast were shown to do best from the study, and were 34 per cent at less risk of developing type 2 diabetes and 43 per cent less risk of becoming obese than those who had breakfast three or less times each week. The study took into account risk factors such as alcohol consumptio, smoking, amount of exercise, and the number of times they ate fast food each week.

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