Eating breakfast could help obese people get more active – major University of Bath study
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Eating breakfast could help obese people get more active – major University of Bath study

Researchers at the University of Bath have found that eating breakfast could help obese people get more active in a major research study. Exploring the link between diet, activity and body weight the researchers built on previous studies in which they looked at ‘lean’ individuals.

Lead researcher behind the study, Dr James Betts explains: “Despite many people offering opinions about whether or not you should eat breakfast, to date there has been a lack of rigorous scientific evidence showing how, or whether, breakfast might cause changes in our health. Our studies highlight some of these impacts, but ‘how important’ breakfast is still really depends on the individual and their own personal goals.

“For example, if weight loss is the key there is little to suggest that just having breakfast or skipping it will matter. However, based on other markers of a healthy lifestyle, like being more active or controlling blood sugar levels, then there’s evidence that breakfast may help.”

For full details about the study visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2016/02/13/science-eating-breakfast