Men who regularly skip breakfast are at a 27% higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than those who don’t. Researchers analysed food frequency questionnaire data and tracked health outcomes for 16 years (1992-2008) on 26,902 male health professionals ages 45-82.
The study suggested that men who reported not eating breakfast were younger than those who did, and were more likely to be smokers, employed full time, unmarried, less physically active and drank more alcohol.
It was also found that men who reported eating late at night- eating after going to bed- had a 55% higher coronary heart disease risk than those who didn’t. But researchers were less convinced this was a major public health concern because few men in the study reported this behavior.
During the study, 1,572 of the men had first-time cardiac events.