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Don’t Skip Your Breakfast

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Cardio Vascular Disease according to the Journal of American College of Cardiology could now possibly be linked to whether or not you eat breakfast. Not only is it being linked to developing cardio vascular disease but also the risk of dying from this condition as well.

When you skip breakfast you are increasing the chance of cardiovascular related death. You also increase your risk of dying from a stroke as well. Factors that were taken into account were age, race, gender, diet, lifestyle, and Body mass index (BMI) and 87% were at risk of cardiovascular mortality than compared to those who ate breakfast daily.

Doctor Wei Bao of the University of Iowa says that breakfast is traditionally believed to be one of the most important meals of the day. Although there is not much data to support the answer to this belief he has evidence that supports long-term benefits. He also tells us that there are a few cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, and lipid disorders that are linked to skipping breakfast and cardiovascular death.

The World Health Organization says that there were approximately 15.2 million deaths that occurred in 2016  that were caused by stroke and heart disease. In the United States the leading cause of death is heart disease.

Another study showed data from over 6,500 people from ages 40-75 that reported how often they ate breakfast from 1988-1994. This study was conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and looked at the link between skipping breakfast and mortality. During the participants follow up period over 18 years around 2300 deaths occurred which included 619 deaths due to cardiovascular disease.

From the 6,500 participants only 5.1% reported to skipping breakfast; 10.9% would rarely eat breakfast; 25% would eat breakfast sometimes; and 59% would eat breakfast everyday. The participants who skipped breakfast always had a higher risk for heart related deaths and having a stroke compared to those who did eat breakfast daily. Skipping breakfast was also linked to gaining weight and obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, higher blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Eating a balanced breakfast daily could lower your chances of developing cardiovascular disease and even prevent obesity and strokes.

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