Study shows skipping breakfast bad idea

October 18, 2010 5:18:56 AM PDT
New research from Australia shows people who skipped breakfast during childhood and adulthood had more risk factors for heart disease than those who ate morning meals at both points in their lives.

Researchers analyzed data from children who were ages 9 to 15 in 1985 and studied the participants again 20 years later.

They found the people who did not consistently eat breakfast had waists an average of 2 inches larger than people who ate breakfast as children and as adults.

They also had higher insulin levels and higher levels of total cholesterol and "bad" LDL cholesterol.

This study is published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.