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Can skipping breakfast put you at risk of diabetes?


The long list of work, school and family obligations each morning can make it tempting to skip breakfast to save a few precious minutes. Could missing breakfast put you at risk of a condition as serious as diabetes? With more, here’s ABC’s Serena Marshall. 

Some consider breakfast the most important meal of the day, while others consider it a waste of time and calories. Can skipping breakfast put you a risk for diabetes? 

New research suggests that skipping breakfast just once a week increases your risk for Type 2 diabetes, and the risk increases up to 55% if you skip breakfast 4 – 5 times per week. 

In Type 2 diabetes, the body is resistant to the hormone insulin, and blood sugar levels can get abnormally high, resulting in damage to the eyes, nerves, kidneys, and heart. 

Consider making breakfast a part of your daily routine to lower the risk for Type 2 diabetes. A veggie omelet with whole grain toasts or oatmeal with milk and fruit are both great, healthy options. 

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