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Eating breakfast can help protect you from heart disease


Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. A good diet which includes eating breakfast can help to prevent heart disease.

People often do not realize how important it is to eat breakfast and so they skip it while in a hurry to get going in the morning. This can have very negative consequences for your health. The American College of Cardiology reports that there is an association between skipping breakfast and developing atherosclerosis.


Irina Uzhova, MSC, and associates, investigated the diets of male and female volunteers who did not suffer from cardiovascular or chronic kidney disease. It was observed that atherosclerosis developed more often

in participants who did not eat breakfast. Atherosclerosis was also seen more often in participants who ate low-energy breakfasts in comparison with regular breakfast eaters.


Furthermore cardiometabolic risk markers were seen more often in those who didn’t eat breakfast and low-energy breakfast consumers in comparison with regular breakfast eaters. There was the greatest body mass index and waist circumference along with the highest blood pressure, blood lipids and fasting glucose levels in those who skipped breakfast.


It was also observed that there was a higher likelihood of adhering to an unhealthy lifestyle which includes an unhealthy diet, frequent drinking of alcohol, and smoking, in those who missed breakfast. Breakfast is clearly the most important meal daily. Missing breakfast has been associated with hormonal imbalances and altered circadian rhythms.


This study has been published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. An association has been found between skipping breakfast and increased chances of suffering from noncoronary and generalized atherosclerosis. Skipping breakfast is simply associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. So in the best interest of nurturing a healthy heart and overall good health it’s a good idea to find the time for a healthy breakfast daily.




Dr Harold Mandel

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