1. Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping your morning meal may put you at higher risk for heart disease.

The new study, published in the journal Circulation, finds that men who routinely skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease compared to men who ate breakfast.
Now a lot of folks may be wondering: Is there something truly beneficial about the timing of breakfast? Or is it just the case that people who eat a morning meal also tend to have a lot of other good habits, such as exercising more and smoking less, compared to those who skip?
Rimm and his colleagues took pains to account for the fact that the breakfast eaters in their study were different. Still, the findings held.

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    Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping your morning meal may put you at higher risk for heart disease.

    The new study, published in the journal Circulation, finds that men who routinely skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease compared to men who ate breakfast.

    Now a lot of folks may be wondering: Is there something truly beneficial about the timing of breakfast? Or is it just the case that people who eat a morning meal also tend to have a lot of other good habits, such as exercising more and smoking less, compared to those who skip?

    Rimm and his colleagues took pains to account for the fact that the breakfast eaters in their study were different. Still, the findings held.

    Read the rest and listen to the story on Morning Edition.