Heartbeat Report: Eating Breakfast Can Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

Published 07/31 2013 10:47PM

Updated 07/31 2013 10:52PM

A new study in the American Heart Association Journal "Circulation," found men who skip breakfast had a 27 percent greater risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than men who eat a morning meal.

Harvard researchers spent 16 years tracking nearly 27,000 middle-aged or older male health professionals.

They found breakfast skippers tended to smoke and drink more, and were less physically active. The findings also suggested a healthy balance of nutrients in the morning can lead to more energy, and establish good dietary habits overall.

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