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Enjoying a hearty breakfast sets you up to consume less calories throughout the day. So concludes a recent study by the American Heart Association. According to their findings, those who ate a healthy breakfast were 35 to 50 percent less likely to be obese or suffer from insulin resistance—a condition that’s common in overweight individuals.

Twenty-four percent of today’s adults, ages 18 to 34, skip breakfast. Teens fare a little better with only 19 percent hurrying out the door hungry. Nine percent of kids ages 8 to 12 skip their first meal, while 6 percent of children under 8 bypass breakfast.

American Heart Association

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, July/August 2004. Copyright © 2015 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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