Missing breakfast causes cholesterol rise

Natural Products Magazine: "Missing breakfast causes cholesterol rise - March 23, 2005
Missing breakfast has been shown to raise cholesterol levels in a small study at the University of Nottingham. The study also found that women tend to eat more calories during the day if they had skipped breakfast, with implications for weight gain if they continued to skip breakfast as a long-term habit.

Ten healthy women of normal weight were asked to eat bran flakes with low fat milk before 8am for two weeks, followed by normal mealtimes. They were later asked to eat breakfast at midday for two weeks. Cholesterol levels were higher after skipping breakfast and insulin levels were lower, suggesting a risk to heart health if continued as an ongoing habit. "