Lack of breakfast could lead to Type 2 Diabetes, study says

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Arlington resident Amy House rarely eats breakfast. If anything, she only consumes her morning latte because she says she’s not hungry in the morning.

But a new study says skipping your morning meal may have serious health consequences. According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, people who eat breakfast at least four days a week had a significantly lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, along with a lower chance of obesity and high blood pressure.

Angel Stone is a local health and fitness expert. She says eating later in the day causes people to consume more than they should.

“When you wait too long you become ravenous,” explained Stone. “If you wait till 3 p.m., and we all know at 3 o’clock, you’re stressed, you’re tired, all willpower goes out the door.”

Stone suggests consuming a breakfast full of meat, eggs, and veggies. And for those who don't have enough time, she says protein-packed smoothies can do the trick.

Researchers in this study said they didn't track what people ate, but simply how often they ate.