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Breakfast Frequency & Timing on the Risk of Incident Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults
Human Nutrition

Breakfast Frequency & Timing on the Risk of Incident Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

A group of health scientists prospectively assessed relationships between breakfast frequency and timing and type 2 diabetes risk among 3,747 older adults (aged 65 years) from the Cardiovascular Health Study.[1] Most participants consumed breakfast daily (85.5%), and 73% had their first daily eating occasion between 07:00-09:00 hours. During the 17.6 years of follow-up, 547 type 2 diabetes cases were documented. Eating breakfast daily was not associated with either higher or lower risk of type 2 diabetes in this cohort of older adults. In contrast, a later (after 09:00) daily first eating occasion time was associated with lower type 2 diabetes risk in participants.[1]

 

Ok! Maybe I should start taking my breakfast after 9 am. Oops… just spilled my age! 


 

1 Carew, Allie S, Mekary, Rania A, Kirkland, Susan, Theou, Olga, Siddiqi, Ferhan, Urquhart, Robin, George, Michelle, Blanchard, Chris, Biggs, Mary L, Djoussé, Luc, Mukamal, Kenneth J & Cahill, Leah E. 2022. Prospective study of breakfast frequency and timing and the risk of incident type 2 diabetes in community-dwelling older adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

 

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun