Careers  |  Sign In  |  Register  |   Twitter

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

The Associated Press reports on a study in Circulation that has found a correlation between skipping breakfast and increased risk of heart attacks. The study began in 1992 and followed a cohort of men between the ages of 45 and 82. Of those men who reported regularly skipping breakfast in 1992, 7% suffered fatal heart attacks by 2008. Scientists believe that the connection between skipping breakfast and elevated risk of heart attacks could be due to the fact that those who skip breakfast tend to eat larger and fattier meals later in the day, which may lead to clogged arteries.

Read the article published by The Associated Press.

Read the study in Circulation.