Children should have Breakfast in the morning?

Certainly, many people know the statement that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In the last few years, but there were always discussions about how healthy our daily Breakfast is really for us and whether or not people develop through their Breakfast more often weight problems. Researchers found out now that at least children should not skip Breakfast under any circumstances, because this increases the risk for weight gain, Overweight, and obesity.

In a recent study of the University of Porto in Portugal, it was found that children who skip Breakfast, thus, an increased probability for the emergence of Overweight and obesity. The results of the study were presented at the Meeting this year at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.

The importance of Breakfast for children is and what happens when children skip Breakfast? (Image: Monkey Business/

Skipping of Breakfast-influenced years later, the weight

If children for lunch and dinner, take your largest meals of the day, the end result is that you gain more weight and fat develop obesity. Children participated in these two meals, increased caloric density, influenced this years later, the weight of the Affected.

Almost 2,000 children were examined for the study

For their study, the investigators looked 1.961 children. They analyzed the age of four, three-day Food diaries before then, at the age of seven years, the weight of the Participants was measured. In the evaluation of the results of important factors, which could influence the results, such as the age and education of mother were taken into account, also, reported the English-language magazine, the Daily Mail.

Children developed with the seven years, more frequently Overweight and obesity

The researchers concluded that a higher energy intake at the age of four years, for lunch and dinner or, more generally, in the afternoon is associated with an increased likelihood of developing Overweight / obesity at the age of seven years. An increased fat intake during the lunch meal, the risk increased to 17 percent, that a child under the age of seven years is overweight or obese. Skipping Breakfast may mean that children take in more food in the afternoon and evening, what is Overweight and obese. The results of the current study are important for the health of our children, and they also show the importance of a balanced diet and regular exercise. (as)