European Study Asserts Skipping Breakfast Leads to Type II Diabetes

Published By : 03 Mar 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in its latest study states that the habit of skipping breakfast has long lasting harmful effects for the body. Skipping breakfast for whatever reasons such as strict dieting or loss of appetite can result in disruption of glucose control in the body, leading to chances of developing diabetes.

The researchers also state that it is important to have a protein-rich breakfast and skipping such a breakfast on a regular basis can lead to deficiency of protein. A prolonged deficiency of protein can lead to onset of type 2 diabetes, which is also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes. About 90% of the diabetic American population is suffers from type 2 diabetes.

The study included 35 overweight women, of which half were requested skipping breakfast, while the other half were served breakfast, and the results were quite interesting. The blood sugar levels for women who skipped breakfast spiked after a high-protein meal, while the ones used to breakfast showed a controlled blood sugar level. In this way the study deduces that the breakfast plays an important role in the way our body absorbs nutrients.
The research makes it emphatically clear that a sharp rise in the blood sugar level after a meal trains the body to be susceptible to type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disorders.

Heather Leidy, one of the researchers of the study stated that devising a dietary strategy at a young age can reduce the risk of a sudden spike in blood sugar which in the longer run will also prevent type 2 diabetes and chances of cardiovascular diseases. 

The study suggests that the breakfast should be a 350 calorie meal with a minimum of 30grams of protein that is sourced from lean meat, eggs, and yogurt.
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