Skipping breakfast on a long term basis could raise risk of heart disease by up ...

Skipping breakfast on a long term basis could raise risk of heart disease by up to 87%, study finds Researchers at the University of Iowa analyzed 18 years of data on 6,550 people over 40 who had no history of heart disease Those who didn't eat in the morning were up to 87 percent more likely to develop heart woes But they were also more likely to smoke, scrimp on exercise, and drink alcohol 

By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:00 BST, 22 April 2019 | Updated: 19:00 BST, 22 April 2019

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Skipping breakfast could raise your risk of heart disease by 87 percent, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Iowa analyzed 18 years of data on 6,550 people over 40 who had no history of heart disease.

They were given regular surveys, which included the question: 'how often do you eat breakfast?'

Most (59 percent) ate breakfast every day, but 5.1 percent never did, 10.9 percent rarely did, and 25 percent would skip a few days.

The team found a clear link between breakfast habits and heart disease risk - though there were some caveats.

In a new study, those who didn't eat in the morning were up to 87 percent more likely to develop heart woes

In a new study, those who didn't eat in the morning were up to 87 percent more likely to develop heart woes

Those who didn't eat in the morning were up to 87 percent more likely to develop heart woes.

'Breakfast is believed to be an important meal of the day, whereas there has been an increasing prevalence of skipping breakfast over the past 50 years in the United States, with as many

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