- Are you one of those who always end up skipping breakfast?
- those who skip breakfast are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis
- Atherosclerosis is a condition wherein the arteries get hardened
The study showed that atherosclerosis was observed with more frequency among people who skipped breakfast and was also higher in participants who consumed low-energy breakfasts compared to breakfast consumers. Participants who skipped breakfast were more likely to have an overall unhealthy lifestyle, including poor overall diet, frequent alcohol consumption and smoking. They were also more likely to be hypertensive and overweight or obese.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it gives the body and the brain the much needed energy to keep fueled throughout the day. Skipping breakfast has also been linked to affect cognitive function and trigger migraine attacks among others. Various studies show that breakfast helps in restoring glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate required for our brain functions. Breakfast is also important to kickstart the metabolism. Breakfast is important as it is the first meal that the body chiefly requires after the night-long fasting while the body is asleep. Skipping breakfast is also known to mess with the glucose levels, staying on an empty stomach for long may have severe health repercussions.
Recently, a Chinese woman was reported to have undergone a surgery wherein the doctors removed over 200 gallstones from her stomach. The woman reported of not having breakfast for nearly a decade, one of the primary reasons for her gallstone development.
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