Myth that breakfast is good to control weight, it is expanding internationally, but there is no concrete evidence that this or that omitting the most important daily meal leads to weight gain, according to a study published this Wednesday in the magazine British Medical Journal (BMJ).
One of the team at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia analyzed the effects of regular breakfast on weight change and daily energy consumption based on results 13 studies randomly controlled, mainly in the US and the UK over the past 28 years.
The participants were regular and non-volatile drinkers with different weights, controlled from 24 hours to 16 weeks.
Researchers found that the total daily energy consumption was higher for those who ate breakfast than those who ate it, on average, for. T. 260 calories more. In addition, those who chose not to eat breakfast were average almost half a kilo more skinny than others.
On the other hand, breakfast effects did not differ between people with normal weight and those who were overweight.
Given the varying quality of the studies included, the results of this study should be interpreted with caution, but their authors claim that the evidence currently available does not support diet modification adults include breakfast as a good strategy to lose weight.
Although breakfast may have other important benefits on a regular basis, caution should be exercised when recommending it to adults as a method of weight loss, as this may have the opposite effect according to this study.