In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers followed 29,000 men for 16 years, tracking their diets, exercise, disease rates and other health factors. People who skip that all-important first meal of the day, suffer setbacks in memory, mood and energy levels. They are also more likely to gain weight, in part because of excess eating later in the day. Research on the habits of people taking part in the National Weight Control Registry, a long-running study of successful dieters, for example, shows that about 80% eat breakfast daily.
Additional research suggests another advantage of consistently eating breakfast is a a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes. About 2,000 of the men developed Type 2 diabetes over the course of the study. Those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 21 % higher risk of developing diabetes than those who did not. The heightened risk remained even after the researchers accounted for body mass index and the quality of the subjects’ breakfasts.
Other studies have also found a link between skipping breakfast and greater risk of Type 2 diabetes. While it is not clear why the relationship exists, some scientists suspect that a morning meal helps stabilize blood sugar through the day.
Studies show that consuming a larger proportion of your calories later in the day, especially carbohydrates, has a detrimental affect on blood sugar and insulin levels.
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