Eat Breakfast, Lose Weight
Breakfast really does seem to be the most important meal of the day, according to a study from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California.
Working with a team in in Prague, Czech Republic, researchers analyzed data on meals, meal frequency, and weight gain from the Adventist Health Study-2, a long-term research study involving 96,000 Seventh-day Adventists in the United States and Canada. The Adventist population is considered at lower-than-average risk for chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, possibly due to their exceptional eating habits.
Researchers discovered that study participants who ate breakfast regularly lost more weight than those who routinely skipped breakfast. They also found that those whose largest meal of the day was breakfast experienced a greater decrease in body mass index (BMI) than those who made lunch or dinner their largest meal. Study results were published in The Journal of Nutrition and are to be presented at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine, in Washington, D.C., on July 29.