Breakfast May Be Good for the Heart

According to a study reported in the American Heart Association journal “Circulation”, men who skipped breakfast regularly had a higher risk of a heart attack or fatal coronary heart disease.

Researchers analyzed food frequency questionnaire data and tracked the health results of 26,902 male health professionals ages 45 to 82 and they found out that men who skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of a heart attack or death from coronary heart disease.

Men who reported not eating breakfast were younger than those who did and they were likely to be smokers, employed full time, single, less active, and drank more alcohol. Men who reported eating late at night also had 55% higher risk of coronary heart disease than those who didn’t.