Skipping Breakfast Is Even Worse for You Than You Thought

But this might give you a heart attack.
But this might give you a heart attack. Photo: Leslie Balla

A new, long-term study published in the journal Circulation reports that men who skip breakfast are at a 27 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease or a heart attack. The author, Lea Cahill, concluded, “Don’t skip breakfast,” but that leaves so many unanswered questions! Does eating “breakfast” at noon count if it’s your first meal of the day? What if your breakfast is a doughnut? Or a cronut? Is that better than no breakfast at all? The researchers do recommend keeping the timing of your meals consistent so that your brain clock receives the same cues every day. And it’s okay to eat mid-morning, but be careful not to put too much of a strain on your body. Grub’s got a few ideas if you need breakfast inspiration. [Earlier, NPR]