You must have your breakfast before 9.30 am. It delays diabetes, aids weight-loss  | fitness

Skipping breakfast can disrupt the body’s internal clock and cause weight gain, even if one does not overeat for the rest of the day, a study has found. Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but the precise impact of meal times on the body’s internal clock has been less clear.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Hebrew University in Israel found that the effect of breakfast on the expression of “clock genes” that regulate the post-meal glucose and insulin responses of both healthy individuals and diabetics.

The importance of the body’s internal clock and the impact of meal times on the body were the subject of this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine, awarded for the discovery of molecular mechanisms controlling our circadian rhythm. “Our study shows that breakfast consumption triggers the proper cyclic clock gene expression leading to improved glycaemic control,” said Daniela Jakubowicz of TAU.

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