Breakfast is internationally recognized as the most important meal of the day.
In a study published in the American College of Cardiology last week, the medical association dedicated to the US cardiovascular disease, says that breakfast can also save lives.
Skip the first meal of the day is associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, the researchers say.
a team of doctors and researchers from various universities in the US were included in the study. They analyzed a sample of 6550 adults aged 40 to 75 years who participated in a national health and nutrition survey between 1988 and 1994. Participants reported how often they ate breakfast.
Overall, 5% of respondents said they never ate breakfast, about 11% of them said that they rarely ate in the morning and 25% said that they & # 39; ate breakfast intermittently.
The researchers then analyzed the records of the deaths of these people to the 2011-2318 study participants died – and were looking for the link between the consumption of breakfast and mortality.
After evaluation of other risk factors such as smoking or obesity, the researchers found that 87% of those who miss breakfast are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.
Medical studies have shown previously that skipping breakfast has a negative impact on our health. But scientists are still trying to understand the possible relationship between not making this food and have some health problems.
Commenting on the research of the American Heart Association, the NHS, the UK state health service, he was categorical in saying that the study "is not able to prove that do not eat breakfast with the & # 39 is the direct cause of death from cardiovascular disease"
"People who do not eat breakfast (in the study), more likely to be former smokers, alcoholics, with the places with poor nutrition and low socio-economic status than those who eat breakfast," says a review published on the NHS website The factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
"The study was only one breakfast, which may not reflect the habits throughout life. It also does not explain what breakfast means to different people, "says NHS text.
"For example, many people eat breakfast every day, but may have a large variation between those who eat something healthy at 8 am, and who eats a sandwich with bacon and a small bar sugary cereals at the end of the morning."
Anyway, Wei Bao, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa and author of the study, published in the protection of research results.
"Numerous studies have shown that skipping breakfast is associated with a high risk of developing diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol," says Bao. "Our research shows that eating breakfast can be a simple way to promote cardiovascular health," the professor added.
Bao and his colleagues also wrote an article about the research that the link between breakfast consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease "were significant and independent of socio-economic status, body mass index and cardiovascular risk factors."
"To our knowledge, this is the first prospective analysis (evaluation) to skip breakfast and the risk of death from cardiovascular disease," the researchers note.
Cardiovascular problems – especially heart attack and stroke – with & # 39 are the leading cause of death worldwide, being responsible for a total of 15.2 million deaths in 2016, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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