A new study has revealed that people who regularly skip breakfast are more likely to develop cardiovascular issues.
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. It might well be one of the most overused cliches in the English language. However, cliches become cliches for a reason. They become phrases everybody uses and recognizes because they are rooted in truth. For starters, breakfast gets its name from the fact that you are breaking the fast imposed on you via being asleep, so it has to be important, right?
Despite the importance of breakfast being right there in the name, a number of people still choose to skip it entirely. Some on occasion while others hardly ever eat it at all. They instead opt for an extra 15 minutes in bed before work, or simply don't have the time before arriving at their job. In many cases, people aren't eating for the first time until halfway through the day.
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has revealed that skipping breakfast could be worse for your health than you realize. The study, which was reported on by The New York Times, discovered that those who don't eat breakfast later in life were more prone to suffer from a stroke and other heart issues.
The study included 6550 people aged between 65 and 75. Over the course of 17 years, 2318 of those studied had passed away, 619 of those from cardiovascular problems. When comparing those who ate breakfast every day to those who didn't, the latter had an 87% higher chance of dying from cardiovascular issues. They were also three times as likely to have a stroke.
Skipping breakfast has already been linked to a number of health issues. They include an increased risk of developing things such as high cholesterol, hypertension, and even diabetes. Now add the above to that list, if you don't eat breakfast, you should probably start. We understand for some people it can be a hassle that doesn't seem to be worth your time. However, even if you don't feel hungry first thing in the morning, even a quick breakfast could benefit you greatly in the long run.