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Skipping breakfast and eating a late dinner could wreak havoc on your health, research suggests.
Scientists found people who frequently missed their morning meal and regularly ate dinner less than two hours before going to bed were far less likely to survive if they suffered a heart attack.
Experts - Bulk - Food - Consumption - Day
Experts believe shifting the bulk of food consumption to earlier in the day gives the body a better chance to burn off calories and results in a healthier hormone balance.
The theory - which backs up the old adage, 'breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper' - also holds that people who eat well in the morning are less likely to snack during the day.
Researchers - São - Paolo - State - University
Researchers from São Paolo State University in Brazil tracked 113 people who suffered heart attacks.
The team found 57 per cent of the participants skipped breakfast at least three times a week, 51 per cent had late dinners three times a week, and 41 per cent both missed breakfast and ate their evening meal late.
Researchers - Morning - Meal - Hours - Times
The researchers also discovered that those who regularly missed their morning meal and ate within two hours of going to bed were four to five times more likely to die within a month of their heart attack, or suffered a repeat attack.
The academics, who published their...
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