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Posted: July 26, 2013

Can breakfast protect your heart? UNTHSC physician comments

A new Harvard study seems to show that men who skip breakfast are more at risk for heart disease, says Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MPH.

He points out that the men in the study had high-stress jobs, and the study didn’t address whether they ate healthful breakfasts.

But, says D’Agostino, breakfast provides some heart-protective effects, including:

  • Balancing certain hormones, including insulin
  • Reducing the temptation to overeat later in the day.

D’Agostino is Chair and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the UNT Health Science Center. Hear his interview with KLIF-570 AM radio:

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