Don’t skip breakfast

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, for good reason. Skipping breakfast might increase your Type-2 diabetes risk.


Analysis of six studies involving over 96,000 people found that skipping breakfast for just one day of the week was associated with a 6 percent higher risk of developing diabetes. The risk increased to 55% when breakfast was skipped for 4-5 days/wk.

In principle, a regular and balanced breakfast is recommended for all people – with and without diabetes. The study also found the having breakfast only on weekends does not count. The risk plateaued after skipping breakfast for 4-5 days/wk.

However, skipping dinner seems to be good for you.

Research: Breakfast Skipping Is Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes among Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. Link

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