How important is breakfast?

August 22, 2014 4:05 PM

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How important is breakfast?

The New York Times, in an Aug. 21 article, asks "Is breakfast overrated?" Some recently published studies appear to shatter the image of the morning meal as the most important meal of the day. If you are trying to lose weight or concerned about your energy levels in the morning, the data from these studies may change your perspective on the first meal of the day. The studies all come from the Aug. 20 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The first study is titled: The effectiveness of breakfast recommendations on weight loss: a randomized controlled trial. The study assigned 309 participants, "otherwise healthy overweight and obese adults", to either skip breakfast or east breaks, in a random fashion. A total of 283 finished the stu...

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