Skipping breakfast does not influence weight loss or weight gain: Study

ANI| Last Updated: Jun 06, 2014, 18:14 PM IST
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Washington: A new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has found that regularly skipping breakfast did not influence weight loss or weight gain in a group of study participants.

According to Medical News Today, the study followed 309 otherwise-healthy overweight and obese adults over a 16-week time period. During that time, some experimental groups were told to skip breakfast and others were told to eat breakfast.

A separate control group was comprised of both breakfast eaters and breakfast skippers, but they were given health nutrition advice without any mention of breakfast.

Overall, the researchers found no significant weight loss between the breakfast skippers and the breakfast eaters, Fox News reported.

They hope their findings will dispel perpetuated myths surrounding weight loss techniques.

The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.