One of the major determinants of childhood obesity is the number of meals they eat. Missing breakfast and eating fewer meals, according to the authors, “may lead to higher concentrations of 24 hour insulin, which, in turn, can lead to increased fat deposition and higher body weight.” Children of working mothers eat fewer meals and having fewer meals significantly increases obesity.
Maybe breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Another reminder of the adage that breakfast calories are near free. This is a back door verification of something that has been found in other studies.