Earlier studies have found that a protein-based meal or bowl full of oats may be the key to keeping the weight constant and controlling your taste later in the day.
However, this popular strategy may not be as effective, according to extensive research published in the British Medical Journal.
Researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne have looked at 13 controlled trials in most of the UK and US subjects over the past 28 years, analyzing data.
Those who eat breakfast have found that they have a higher energy consumption during the day (an average of 260 other calories) compared to those who missed the morning meal. Breakfast eaters also weighed, on average, about half a pound more (0.44 kg) compared to non-breakfast eaters.
What's more, scientists have concluded skipping breakfast does not reduce the appetite during the day, as previously thought.
"Available evidence currently available does not support adult eating to include eating breakfast as a good strategy to lose weight," the authors of the study write.
"Although eating breakfast regularly can have other significant effects, caution is needed when advising breakfast on weight loss in adults because it may have the opposite effect."
Scientists are not the first to challenge the predicted link between eating breakfast and losing weight.
Followers of the popular discontinued diet on the soil often skip breakfast to restrict their eating window to a later day.
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