High-fat breakfast ‘not all that healthy’

April 25th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, April 25 (ANI): Having a high fat breakfast can be healthy only when overall calorie intake is kept low, suggests a new study.

According to Environmental News Network, a recent study highlighted benefits of starting the day with king-size breakfast as the new research by scientists from University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that it is possible to prevent abdominal obesity and other heart disease risk factors by polishing off a high-fat meal in the morning.

Study’s lead author Molly Bray said that fat eaten in the morning may make you metabolize fat more efficiently, and it could determine how your metabolism behaves later in the day, reports the New York Daily News.

She and her team found that when they fed mice a carbohydrate-rich breakfast, the animals’ carb metabolism was ramped up and stayed that way for the remainder of the day no matter that they ate later on.

Bonnie Taub-Dix, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association said that fat stays in the system longer than carbohydrates and protein and can make you feel full longer. But the type of fat makes a difference and plays a role in how healthy the breakfast is.

The study has been published in the International Journal of Obesity. (ANI)

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