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Your Health July 23, 2013 Breakfast may help reduce risk of heart disease

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      Perhaps you should not start your day on an empty stomach, for your health sake.
       New research finds that having breakfast may keep you from having a heart attack.
     The Harvard Medical School study shows men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart disease than those who start the day with something in their stomach.
    The lead researcher says men who skip breakfast are more likely to gain weight, to develop diabetes, to have hypertension and to have high cholesterol.
      Also the new study finds the men who missed a morning meal were more likely to smoke, engage in less exercise and drink alcohol.
        The study that only involved men reveals younger men tend to skip breakfast more frequently than older men.
     The Harvard researchers say the study confirms earlier findings that have linked eating habits to elevated risk factors for heart disease.
          The findings appear in the journal Circulation.

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