As reported in the journal Circulation, researchers calculated that men who skipped breakfast had a 27% greater risk of heart disease than men who ate breakfast. The Harvard University Health Professionals Follow-up Study records statistics on over 51,000 men, mostly white, who are questioned every two years about their health and habits. Researchers also found that those individuals who ate late at night had a 55% greater risk of heart disease. The group that skipped breakfast or were late-night snackers also shared other characteristics: more often younger, single, and more likely to smoke and exercise less, and sleep less than seven hours a night.
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