Skipping Breakfast

A new study released by the journal 'Circulation' finds skipping breakfast could increase your risk of a heart attack.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports:

The study started in 1992 with a survey of nearly 27,000 men. For the next 16 years, Harvard researchers tracked how many suffered heart attacks. And, taking other factors into account, they found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack than those who had breakfast.

One theory is that skipping breakfast leads to larger meals later in the day, possibly spiking sugar levels and ultimately clogging arteries.

But this was an observational study, only involving men at least 45 years old and it stopped short of asking what the breakfast eaters ate.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.

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