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Breakfast and Health

Breakfast consumption has long been promoted as a lifestyle behavior associated with multiple health benefits. This contention is indeed supported by scientific evidence, although challenges face this line of research. No universally accepted definition of breakfast has been agreed on, and many different means of inquiring about individuals’ breakfast habits have been used. For example, if eating in the morning or within a certain time frame after rising is used as a definition, then considerations must be made for individuals with altered schedules, as well as a minimal caloric cutoff to qualify as a breakfast. Furthermore, if an individual just drinks a beverage in the morning, then the beverages that would be considered a breakfast must be determined. Measures of breakfast skipping are also not ...

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