The myth of it breakfast is good weight control is expanding internationally, but there is no concrete evidence that this or jumping considered "the most important meal of the day" leads to weight gain, according to a study published in this Wednesday's journal British Medical Journal (BMJ).
The team from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, analyzed the effect of regular breakfasts on weight change and daily energy consumption based on results 13 studies randomly controlled, conducted mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom over the last 28 years.
Participants were regular and unusual breakfast recipients of different weights, which were checked from 24 hours to 16 weeks.
Researchers found that total daily energy intake was higher for those who ate breakfast than those who missed them, with an average 260 calories more. In addition, those who decided to eat breakfast were not on average almost half a kilogram of brittle than others.
On the other hand, the effect of breakfast did not differ between people with normal weight and those who were overweight.
Due to the varying quality of the studies included, the results of this research should be interpreted with caution, but their authors claim that currently available evidence does not support diet adjustment in adults include breakfast as a good strategy to lose weight.
Although breakfast may have other important benefits on a regular basis, it should be noted that it recommends adults as a way to lose weight, as this may result in the opposite effect, according to this study.