Date Published: 3 September 2005
Breakfast Consumption and Body Mass among U.S. Adults
Researchers from Michigan State University, (http://www.msu.edu) and Kellogg Co. have studied data from the fourth National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2000, to study relationships between breakfast consumption and body mass index in adult men and women.
The study found breakfast consumers are "more likely to be older, female, white, non-smoking, regular exercisers and trying to control their weight."
According to the authors:
"Effective weight management as measured by BMI <25 was more strongly associated with ready-to-eat cereal breakfast consumption than with breakfast consumption in general."
Previous studies have reported the importance of breakfast consumption on total daily nutritional intake, and on the consumption of ready-to-eat cereal in lowering the percentage of energy intake from fat and increasing the intake of vitamin and minerals.
According to the researchers:
"The benefits of breakfast meals and choice of breakfast foods seems to be important in counteracting overweight in the United States."
Source: American Dietetic Association (USA) -