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Breakfast Can help Obese People Stay More Active, Study

Update Date: Feb 15, 2016 05:25 PM EST

If you want to make the best of your day, make sure you eat a healthy breakfast, says new study. Breakfasting has been considered as a good way for obese people to stay active. The research conducted by University of Bath examined the connection between health of obese people and their breakfast routine. The research findings were based on comparison between fasting group and the breakfasting group.

While breakfast did not result in weight loss for obese individuals, it did help them stay more physically active in the morning, thus reducing the food intake later during the day. To improve your overall health, it is necessary for you to increase your activity, so the researchers recommend eating breakfast as the key benefit, as reported by Zee News

For the purpose of the study, the researchers divided the participants, aged between 21 and 60, into two groups - breakfast group and fasting group. These two groups were then monitored for a period of six weeks.

The people who were in the fasting group were asked to only consume water until noon. However, the breakfasting group had to eat 700 calories by 11 a.m. Participants had the option to choose their morning meals.

The basis of this research was built on previous research that looked into the impact of eating breakfast on lean participants. Both these studies constitute a three-year Breakfast Project of the Biotechnology and the Biological Sciences Research Council by Bath University. The researchers will conduct further study into the types of breakfast and the nutrients that will benefit your health the most. Lead author, Enhad Chowdhury, also pointed out that not all meals are the same, "The effects of a sugary cereal compared to a high protein breakfast are likely to be quite different," he says, reported Tech Times

The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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