The Importance of Eating Breakfast
Researchers say Mom was right: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A study of 93 overweight Latino kids with a family history of type 2 diabetes found that those who skipped breakfast had more abdominal fat than the kids who ate breakfast regularly—regardless of total body fat and total daily calorie intake. The finding is particularly important because deep abdominal fat is a risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes.
Source: Obesity, August 2009