It really does seem to be the most important meal of the day. In a study that followed nearly 27,000 men for 16 years, participants that skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to those that ate one. And that’s not all, men who ate late at night had a whopping 55% higher risk of CHD compared to those that did not.
Studies have been published in which people who skip breakfast have higher incidences of excess body weight, hypertension, insulin resistance, and elevated fasting lipid concentrations. This study was carried out to see if there was a link between eating habits and incidence of CHD in men, regardless of what they ate.
So for a healthy heart: wake up, get up, fill up, and avoid those late night feasts.
The paper was published in the 23rd July edition of the Circulation journal.