Studies show that more than 30 million Americans skip the most important meal of the day. Some are trying to cut “lots” of calories, some are way too busy during the morning rush, and others say they just don’t feel hungry. Here’s how skipping breakfast affects your body:
You have a greater risk of heart disease
“The changes in hormones to help maintain blood sugar levels and the trend toward weight gain in patients who skip breakfast has been linked to heart disease,” says Christian J. Gastelum, MD, an endocrinologist at PIH Health in Whittier, California. These changes lead to plaque buildup in the arteries, upping your chances of heart issues.