Following several findings of various studies that excess weight is not unconnected with increased risk of developing severe conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer, scientists have found the antidote to this ugly condition in man, which is a healthy breakfast.
The researchers who worked with 50,660 adult individuals, all aged 30 or older , from the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2), from U.S. and Canada, as participants in the study discovered that eating a good breakfast and letting go of your snacking habits may provide the key to leading a healthier life and preventing weight gain.
According to the study published in the Journal of Nutrition and reported on Medical News Today, unhealthy weight gain has been identified as a problem that many Americans have to tackle and which state-led programs promoting wholesome dietary habits seek to prevent. Although the prevalence of obesity in Nigeria may not rank as high as that of America, but it is evidenced that a portion of the Nigerian population is still struggling with weight gain.
The new study, conducted by a team led by Dr. Hana Kahleova, from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH), in California, was aimed at establishing the possible link between when and how often people eat, and their body mass index (BMI).
To achieve this goal, questionnaires were administered to the participants detailing their medical history, eating practices, physical activity, and other relevant information. As the study went on, they filled in follow-up forms declaring any major health events. The final follow-up questionnaire reported how often participants had normally taken their meals, and at what times of the day.
Having established some bio index of participants like body types and sizes, their eating habits and health outcomes were monitored for an average period of 7 years.
The results indicated that healthy breakfast void of junks can keep weight gain at bare