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Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l42 (Published 30 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l42
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A GOfER diagram (Graphical Overview for Evidence Reviews) showing a visual summary of the included trials from this review.

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Breakfast—the most important meal of the day?

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Re: Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

It would be interesting to see a chart of the rise in obesity, heart disease, autism, mental disorders (ADHD, schizophrenia, and of type II diabetes since "breakfast has been advocated as the most important meal of the day in the media since 1917".

There are lots of References in this unfunded, unbiased research of studies into breakfast vs no-breakfast for adults only. I appreciate that Big Corp and Pharma weren't sponsors. As far as I can tell though, there's no set breakfast plan; so no mention of what and how much they eat. Was it cereal, add sugar and milk, or eat bacon and eggs with home-fries, or a breakfast sandwich, and/or a donut?

The types of breakfast methinks could contribute to results, and the research findings.

Interesting read, thanks for sharing!

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 February 2019
Jennifer Wood
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Do a regular fast, eat 1-2 meals a day, LCHF lifestyle
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