Date Published: 3 September 2005

Breakfast Consumption and Body Mass among U.S. Adults

Health News from the United States of America (USA)

Health News from the USA

Researchers from Michigan State University, ( 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) -

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