A Simple Message: Breakfast is Important

A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) adds to evidence that eating breakfast is important for good health.

Researchers found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 per cent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than those who did eat a morning meal. Non-breakfast eaters were generally hungrier later in the day and ate more food at night, perhaps leading to metabolic changes and heart disease. “It’s a really simple message. Breakfast is an important meal,“ says senior author Eric Rimm, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at HSPH.

Harvard School of Public Health, July 2013