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Study: Skipping breakfast tied to early death

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 01:51:40-04

Don't skip breakfast.

A new study finds it could increase your risk of heart-related death.

Researchers at the University of Iowa studied 6,550 adults for 12 years.

They found those who never ate breakfast had an 87-percent higher risk of dying early from heart disease or stroke, compared with people who ate breakfast each day.

Skipping breakfast has also been associated with increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

This story is courtesy of our ABC affiliate, ABC7 in Los Angeles.