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Your Health: July 26, 2013 Skipping breakfast may not lead to weight gain

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   New research suggests skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all..
      A new study of 24 normal-weight college students suggests that you may actually consume fewer calories if you skip breakfast.
   Students who ate breakfast regularly were hungrier on the days they skipped the meal, but they did not overcompensate by eating more at lunch or at any other time during the day. They actually consumed 408 fewer calories on the days they bypassed the morning meal.
   Nutritionists were quick to caution that the new findings don't apply to everyone and that there are other important reasons to eat breakfast every day.
     For years, people have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that missing it would encourage them to eat more later and pack on the pounds as a result.
   The findings are published in the July issue of the journal, Physiology and Behavior.

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