Your Health July 23, 2013 Breakfast may help reduce risk of heart disease

{}{}{}{}{} Perhaps you should not start your day on an empty stomach, for your health sake.{}{}{}{}{}{} New research finds that having breakfast may keep you from having a heart attack.{}{}{}{} The Harvard Medical School study shows men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart disease than those who start the day with something in their stomach.{}{}{} The lead researcher says men who skip breakfast are more likely to gain weight, to develop diabetes, to have hypertension and to have high cholesterol.{}{}{}{}{} Also the new study finds the men who missed a morning meal were more likely to smoke, engage in less exercise and drink alcohol.{}{}{}{}{}{}{} The study that only involved men reveals younger men tend to skip breakfast more frequently than older men.{}{}{}{} The Harvard researchers say the study confirms earlier findings that have linked eating habits to elevated risk factors for heart disease.{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} The findings appear in the journal Circulation.

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