Times of Oman2
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Men who skip breakfast face heart attack risk
July 24, 2013 , 2 : 54 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
Illustrative purpose only. Photo - Mark via Flickr under creative commons license
Men who skip breakfast may face a higher risk of heart attack or deadly heart disease, according to US research published on Monday.
A study of nearly 27,000 men found that those who failed to eat in the morning had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than those who did.
The men, ranging in age from 45 to 82, took part in a survey about food that tracked health outcomes from 1992-2008.
Those who did not eat breakfast tended to be on the younger side and were "more likely to be smokers, employed full time, unmarried, less physically active and drank more alcohol."
"Skipping breakfast may lead to one or more risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, which may in turn lead to a heart attack over time," said Leah Cahill, lead study author and a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The men who said they ate breakfast also appeared to eat one more time per day than those who did not, suggesting that those who skipped breakfast did not make up for the lack of food later.
Ninety-seven percent of men in the study were white and of European descent, but researchers said the results should apply to those of other backgrounds as well.
"Don't skip breakfast," Cahill said. "Eating breakfast is associated with a decreased risk of heart attacks."
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show
S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers
China and India face huge cancer burden: experts
One foreign health worker dies, five infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in UAE
Another Saudi MERS death raises kingdom toll to 67
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Sunday Beat: Foreign ownership property laws in Oman need better regulations
Saleh Al Shaibany
Movie Review: 2 States
Siddharth Akouri - Special to Times of Oman
His Majesty receives envoys' credentials
Alarm over knee injury among football players in Oman
Baying Blues - Muscat government hospitals grappling with lack of parking areas
Faisal Mohammed Naim
More in News
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Italian violinist strikes a chord with street children
Tips for writing a good article
How to choose your writing form and communicate your creative thoughts
Natasja Engholm - Special to Times of Oman
More in Features
Target the companies that pollute most
Assaad W Razzouk
Turkey must take the lead role to end conflict in Syria
Attempts to remake Eden are dangerous
Efforts on to wash off Japan’s war crimes
Middle East, Muslim world losing battle of hearts, minds
Aijaz Zaka Syed
More in Columns
Get Top news by E-mail.
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial