According to the Spanish study conducted by Dr. Valentin Fuster, MD of New York City’s Mount Sinai and the Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III in Madrid and colleagues, in October, the people who skip morning-breakfast are more likely to develop atherosclerosis in an abdominal aorta and carotid arteries.
The people who oppose to eat heavy breakfast and habitually skip it are closely associated to atherosclerosis that is independent of dietary and traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Also the light breakfasts comprises 5% to 20% calories daily and associated with more iliofemoral artery and carotid artery plaques, if compared with full breakfasts.
A lead author, Dr. Valentín Fuster from the CNIC in Madrid said in a statement that, “A greater percentage of energy consumed earlier in the day may favor cardiovascular health.”
The study disclosed that, usually the middle-aged adults who never use to have healthy breakfast are at the higher risk of clogged heart arteries than the people who routinely have heavy and healthy morning meal.
The author of an accompanying editorial and researcher at the University of California in the San Francisco, DR. Prakash Deedwania stated that, “Many overweight people who might be skipping breakfast or other meals in the hope of losing weight should keep in mind that studies have repeatedly shown that contrary to the commonly held belief, such habits can be associated with (weight gain) and might lead to significant metabolic abnormalities including the increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.”