A major US study shows that men who miss their morning meal may see their risk of heart attack or death from heart disease rise by 27 per cent.
Experts already link skipping breakfast to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. So the authors of this new study believe that conditions such as these could be contributing to the new-found elevated risks.
Meanwhile, another US study looking at weight-loss success among adolescents found that breakfast played a key role.
When adolescents (aged 10 to 14) ate breakfast, they were more successful at losing weight and maintaining the loss for up to two years. However, in this study, the subjects not only ate breakfast but also exercised four times a week and had a snack before they left school.
So what are you having for breakfast tomorrow?
Circulation, 2013 and Journal of Adolescent Health, 2013