August 21/Nursing Times -- Children who skip breakfast are more likely to be obese and inactive, U.K. research has found.
The study, involving 4,326 secondary school children, found 32% did not eat breakfast before leaving for school.
Girls who skipped breakfast were 92 % more likely to become obese than those who ate before school, and the figure was 62% for boys.
The boys who did not eat breakfast were more likely to lead a sedentary lifestyle and have a poor level of cardiovascular fitness.
The Essex University study is published online in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
More on the study may be found by clicking here.
From the August 23, 2010, Prepared Foods' Daily News
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