Skipping Breakfast may increase the risk of hardening the arteries ( Atherosclerosis )
Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening and narrowing of arteries due to build- up of plaque, according to research published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
People who regularly skip breakfast likely have an overall unhealthy lifestyle. This study provides evidence that this is one bad habit people can proactively change to reduce their risk for heart disease.
Researchers examined male and female volunteers free from cardiovascular conditions. The results were alarming. Atherosclerosis was observed in more frequency among participants who skipped breakfast and was also higher in participants who consumed low- energy breakfast compared to breakfast consumers. Those who skipped breakfast had greatest waist circumference, body mass index, blood pressure, blood lipids and fasting glucose levels.
Most people skip breakfast and these trends end up in increasing prevalence of obesity and associated cardio metabolic abnormalities. People never realize the consequences of skipping breakfast thinking that it would result in weight loss. However they end up the day having a large meal.
Skipping breakfast can cause hormonal imbalances and alter circadian rhythms.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day has been right in light of this evidence.