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What is the relationship between breakfast and body weight? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Moderate evidence suggests that children who do not eat breakfast are at increased risk of overweight and obesity. The evidence is stronger for adolescents. There is inconsistent evidence that adults who skip breakfast are at increased risk for overweight and obesity.

Grade

Moderate
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Evidence Summaries

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Research Recommendations

Conduct considerable new research on other behaviors that might influence eating practices.

Rationale: We need to know more about child feeding practices, family influences, peer influences, etc. and what can improve them.

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What is the relationship between breakfast and body weight?