Scientists warn about the dangers of not eating breakfast

Researchers from Ohio State University have warned that people who skip breakfast risk facing a dangerous phenomenon – a lack of important nutrients.

Experts examined information on 3,089 Americans ages 19 and older who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2005 to 2016. As part of the experiment, volunteers were required to write 24-hour meal reports: they noted whether it was a snack or a full meal, and also indicated the time. In this way, experts identified who ate breakfast and who refused to eat in the morning.

Scientists warn about the dangers of not eating breakfast

The scientists found that 15.2 percent of the participants, or 4,924 people, refused to eat breakfast. The experts calculated the approximate number of nutrients for a person based on the meal data. They compared the results with recommendations from the Food and Nutrition Council of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ guidelines.

The researchers found that those who skipped breakfast had lower vitamin intake than other volunteers. The most significant difference was the amount of folic acid, calcium, iron, and vitamins B2, B3, C, and D.

Earlier nutritionists told about the non-obvious dangers of breakfast cereals. The disproportion of milk and cereal can have a negative impact on a person’s mood, especially if he is stressed. In addition, there is a risk of blood sugar spikes.