Eating a good breakfast is important. Unfortunately, it is often neglected in our early morning rush. In fact, a recent Kellogg survey of 14,000 people in The United States found that more than one-half of all adults said they like to eat breakfast every day. Sadly, it also found that only one-third of the initial group actually did eat breakfast every day!
Two new studies have just been released that address two rock-solid eating rules held as truths throughout the years concerning breakfast and midnight snacks. Rather than focusing specifically on midnight snacks, researchers looked at the length of time the time span during which we eat each day. The research from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego found that mice with restricted hours for eating avoided obesity and metabolic problems.
The number of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes has skyrocketed within the last 20 years. Recently, the journal Diabetes Care referred to type 2 diabetes an "emerging epidemic." This week, new research by scientists at Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow and St George’s London universities has found that children who regularly skip breakfast are at significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes.