Breakfast: The Key to a Healthy Heart

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A new study says breakfast really is the most important meal when looking at heart health.

FOX's Alex Hein weighs-in with your "Housecall for Health":

This is Housecall for Health. 

Did you skip breakfast this morning? Then don't load up on calories tonight. In fact, eating more calories earlier in the day and consuming less food at night, may not only reduce your odds of a heart attack, but it may also reduce your risk of a stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel disease.

According to the American Heart Association, as many as 30 percent of U.S. adults routinely skip breakfast, which is becoming more common as people snack throughout the day, instead of consuming three traditional meals.

When they do eat breakfast, they're less likely to have risk factors for cardio vascular disease, like high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. Those who skip morning meals are more likely to be obese or have poor nutrition.

Researchers believe meal timing may impact the body's internal clock and we may not process sugars as well at night as we do during the day.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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