Eating breakfast can be an effective strategy in weight reduction, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Adults who eat breakfast, particularly ready to eat breakfast cereal, are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who skip breakfast, and are less likely to regain weight after weight loss.
Children who skip breakfast have an increased risk of developing obesity compared to those eating breakfast, and regular consumption of breakfast cereal may help children and adolescents to stay slimmer.
Although evidence is still emerging on the cause and effect of breakfast consumption on weight, there may be a link between an increased energy expenditure amongst breakfast eaters, or an increase in energy consumption later in the day in those who skip breakfast leading to an overall greater energy intake.
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