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Eating Breakfast May Help Prevent Obesity and Diabetes

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Posted on Apr 09, 2003, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Results of a recent study suggest that people who eat breakfast every day are less likely to become obese or develop diabetes. Dr Mark A Pereira, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, found that people who ate breakfast every day rates of obesity and insulin resistance syndrome were 35% to 50% less likely to become obese or develop insulin resistance syndrome - often seen as a precursor to type II diabetes - than those who ate breakfast two or less times each week.

Results of a recent study suggest that people who eat breakfast every day are less likely to become obese or develop diabetes. Dr Mark A Pereira, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, found that people who ate breakfast every day rates of obesity and insulin resistance syndrome were 35% to 50% less likely to become obese or develop insulin resistance syndrome - often seen as a precursor to type II diabetes - than those who ate breakfast two or less times each week. The findings rung true for white men and women, and black men - but strangely not for black women. Pereira suspects that breakfast may reduce the risk of obesity, type II diabetes, and thus cardiovascular disease, by controlling the appetite and lowering the risk of overeating later on in the day.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 6th March 2003

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