Breakfast Benefits

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

A study finds eating breakfast may have benefits for women.  The study examined the insulin and sugar levels of nine overweight and obese women after eating or not eating breakfast.

After eating a meal, the body releases insulin to manage sugar levels.  Choosing not to eat breakfast may cause the body to need more insulin to manage sugar levels, a condition known as insulin resistance.

Based on this study and others, it takes three hours following lunch for glucose and insulin levels to return to normal.

Elizabeth Thomas is a researcher at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine.

“Breakfast skippers are more likely to be overweight or obese and have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.”

The study presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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HHS HealthBeat is production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

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