Skipping breakfast may increase heart-attack risk

2013-07-22T16:00:00Z Skipping breakfast may increase heart-attack riskThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 22, 2013 4:00 pm  • 

ATLANTA — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.

A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There’s no reason why the results wouldn’t apply to other people, too, the Harvard researchers said.

Other studies have suggested a link between breakfast and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other health problems seen as precursors to heart problems.

Read more in Tuesday’s Arizona Daily Star or StarNet.

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