Skipping breakfast may lead to missing out on key nutrients for the entire day

Upon analyzing the data of over 30,000 American adults, researchers at the Ohio State University unveiled that skipping breakfast may lead to missing out on key nutrients deemed necessary for the entire day.

From the new release in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, the team of researchers examined the data of adults aged 19 and older, who completed surveys between 2005 through 2016.

The surveys gathered input on their eating habits.

In the study, as many as 15.2 percent of participants had reported skipping out on breakfast meals.

According to the findings: “Adults who skipped breakfast consumed less folate, calcium, iron, and select vitamins for the total day, and those nutrients commonly consumed at breakfast were not made up later in the day from other meals on the day of record.”

“Additionally, those who skipped breakfast had significantly poorer overall diet quality than those who ate breakfast,” the authors wrote in their findings.

“Breakfast provides a unique opportunity to consume important micronutrients that may be less present in subsequent meals.”

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