Study: Breakfast against diabetes type 2
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - that's for sure. An American study has now found that abstaining from the first meal a week can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 20 percent.
Breakfast in the morning dispels sorrow and worries! That may not be true, but at least the first meal provides plenty of energy for the day, prevents food cravings and can help to get a lean line. And not only that! Breakfast can also prevent Type 2 diabetes, according to a US study published in June 2013 in the journal "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition".
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Researchers led by Rania Mekary from the Harvard University School of Public Health examined the eating habits and health of 46, 289 women over a six-year period.
As a result, women who dropped off breakfast occasionally were 20 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than subjects who had breakfast each morning. Alarmingly, the risk was 54 percent for women who worked full-time and did not eat breakfast.
Prevent breakfast and type 2 diabetes
Why is eating in the morning so important to ours? It's all a matter of timing, explains study leader Mekary. When we go to sleep, our insulin level is usually balanced. After we wake up on our breakfast, the insulin level drops. And when it's finally lunch, he shoots up and then drops rapidly again. If this happens regularly, the body develops insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes in the long term.
It is worthwhile in any case, in the morning to take time for a small breakfast. And that's not just coffee or tea. Even an unhealthy breakfast is better than none, according to the researchers.
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