Skipping breakfast appears to increase the risk of being overweight

In June 2019 researchers from Japan published the results of their study to assess the association between dietary habits and body weight. A total of 45,524 men, aged 20-49 years, were followed up for a period of 3 years. Information was collected via health check-up data. Results showed that 17,706 (39%) skipped breakfast and 25,987 (57%) had a late dinner (within 2 hours of bedtime). At the 3-year follow-up, 5,093 (11.2%) had a BMI of over 25 kg m-2. An analysis revealed that those who skipped breakfast were more likely to be overweight. However, having dinner within 2 hours of bedtime did not appear to increase the risk of being overweight.

Kito K et al. Impacts of skipping breakfast and late dinner on the incidence of being overweight: a 3-year retrospective cohort study of men aged 20-49 years. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2019 Jun;32(3):349-355

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