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Today in BBC Health News

Breakfast ‘keeps teenagers lean’

In a five year study of more than 2,000 youngsters, those who skipped breakfast were found to weigh about 5lbs (2.3kg) more than those who ate first thing.

This was despite the fact that the breakfast-eaters consumed more calories in the course of the day.

But the study in Pediatrics found they were likely to be much more active.

The University of Minnesota research adds weight to a growing body of evidence that those who eat breakfast – whether young or old – are leaner than those who do not.

“It may seem counter-intuitive,” said Mark Pereira, who led the research. “But while they ate more calories, they did more to burn those off, and that may be because those who ate breakfast did not feel so lethargic.

“While it’s best to go for a healthy option – a wholegrain cereal for instance – the evidence does seem to suggest that eating anything is better than eating nothing at all.”

Read the entire article HERE

(AdventureMan’s favorite breakfast: biscuits n’ gravy)

March 4, 2008 - Posted by | Diet / Weight Loss, Experiment, Health Issues, News


  1. I only have coffee in the morning, I can’t eat and if I do have a big breakfast I tend to binge all day! madri laish!

    Comment by Big Pearls | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  2. I have the exact same problem, Big Pearls. I am trying to make myself eat some fruit in the mornings, but I am not used to it!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 5, 2008 | Reply

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