Saturday, July 27, 2013
Skipping Breakfast Linked to Insulin Resistance
Among nine nondiabetic overweight or obese women, insulin and glucose levels after lunch were significantly higher when they skipped breakfast than when they ate breakfast—so much so that they experienced acute insulin resistance. The study took place on 2 days about a month apart, and participants received either breakfast or no breakfast at the first visit and the opposite at the second visit. Four hours later, all participants ate the same standardized lunch, and they had blood samples taken every 30 minutes after lunch for 3 hours. The findings were presented at ENDO 2013.