Eating breakfast activates the genes associated with weight loss, researchers found at Tel Aviv University.
“When breakfast is omitted, the genes associated with weight loss are” deactivated “, leading to an increase in blood sugar, which in turn is responsible for weight gain, no matter what the rest of the day someone is eating “Says the study’s lead professor Daniela Jakubowicz.
Breakfast prevents type 2 diabetes
Breakfast also improves glucose and insulin levels in humans, research adds, which could help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Note that researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Jewish University of Jerusalem studied 36 volunteers, half of whom were obese. All participants in the study had diabetes. On one day the participants ate only breakfast and lunch, while on the second day they had only lunch.
“The right meal timetable – like eating breakfast before 9:30 am – It could lead to an improvement in whole body metabolism, to facilitate weight loss but also to delay the complications associated with type 2 diabetes and other age-related disorders, “the lead researcher said.