Did you know that teenagers who skip breakfast are more likely to become overweight or obese?
That's according to a study done by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
They followed more than 2000 teens for five years, recording their eating and lifestyle habits. And they found that more than 50 percent of the girls and 30 percent of the boys skipped breakfast as a way to cut calories.
But the kids who ate breakfast tended to be thinner and have more active lifestyles than kids who skipped the morning meal. Those kids had higher body mass index and were more likely to be overweight.
Why? The researchers think that not eating breakfast makes kids feel hungrier later on, which can lead to overeating at lunch and dinner.
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