|The New York Times – By Anahad O’Connor|
Monday April 30, 2012
People who skip that all-important first meal of the day, studies show, suffer setbacks in mood, memory and energy levels. They are also more likely to gain weight, in part because of excess eating later in the day. Research on the habits of people taking part in the National Weight Control Registry, a long-running study of successful dieters, for example, shows that about 80 percent eat breakfast daily.
But emerging research suggests another advantage to consistently eating breakfast: a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes.