News

Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

Photo: clipart.com

ATLANTA (AP) — Here’s another reason to eat breakfast. A new study says skipping breakfast may increase your chances of a heart attack.

Harvard researchers found that older men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack compared to those who ate a morning meal.

Some other studies have suggested a link between skipping breakfast and obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other health problems. But this is called the first to draw a line to heart attacks.

Experts think people who skip breakfast are more likely to eat larger and unhealthier meals later. That can spike sugar levels and perhaps lead to clogged arteries.

The new research was released today by the journal Circulation.

Recent Headlines

1 minute ago in Entertainment

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o named ‘most beautiful’

Fresh
people

The actress was named as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by "People" magazine.

24 minutes ago in Music

Blondie marks 40th anniversary with new music

Fresh
blondie

The band will mark four decades in the music business with a two-disc set.

37 minutes ago in Lifestyle

Travel through time on Google maps

Fresh
google

Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps.

44 minutes ago in Entertainment

‘Peeps’ coming to a big screen in marshmallow movie

Fresh
peeps

The film focuses on the sugary confections as they prepare to be judged at the annual Peeps diorama contest.

1 hour ago in Music

Housing complex named after Bon Jovi

Fresh
jbj

A housing complex in Pennsylvania now bears rocker Jon Bon Jovi's initials.