Previous studies have revealed a morning protein-based meal, or a bowl of full teeth, which can be the key to maintaining a stable weight and control of appetite later in the day.
However, this popular strategy may not be so effective, according to a large study published in the British Medical Journal.
Scientists from Monash University in Melbourne viewed 13 controlled trials of mainly Ukrainian and American subjects from the past 28 years and analyzed data.
It was found that those who eat breakfast have a higher energy consumption during the day (on average 260 calories) compared to those who skipped the morning meal. Next-to-breakfast also averaged about half the pounds more (0.44kg) compared to non-breakfasts.
Moreover, scientists have concluded that skipping breakfast does not reduce appetite during the day, as previously thought.
"Currently available evidence does not support the modification of a child in adults to include breakfast consumption as a good weight loss strategy," study authors write.
"While regular breakfast can have other important effects, caution is needed when adult weight loss breakfast is recommended, as this may have the opposite effect."
Scientists are not the first to cause the alleged relationship between breakfast and weight loss.
Followers of a popular child with post disruptions will often skip breakfast to limit their "window" to eating later in the day.
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