Healthy Breakfast, Healthier Heart?


Story Updated: Jul 24, 2013 may save you from a heart attack!

We're not kidding. Researchers at Harvard tracked nearly 27-thousand men for more than 16 years, and found that those who skipped breakfast regularly were at higher risk of heart attack and death from coronary heart disease.

The men in the study ranged in age from 45 to 82.

Those who admitted to skipping breakfast had a 27-percent higher risk of fatal heart problems.

Guys who failed to fuel up in the morning were younger, unmarried, had full time jobs, drank more and didn't exercise as much. But even when the researchers accounted for lifestyle differences, the results were the same.

The news was also bad for men who ate late night snacks, after going to bed. They had a whopping 55-percent higher risk of coronary heart disease!

Researchers theorize that skipping breakfast may lead to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes...all precursors to heart problems.

Bottom line...breakfast does do a body good!

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the health news for you and your family.

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