People who have the habit of skipping their breakfast are more likely to gain weight and have a larger waist size, found study conducted by researchers lead by Kevin Smith from Mayo Clinic in the US.
The findings showed that 26.7 per cent of people who skipped breakfast were obese, compared with 10.9 per cent of those who ate it frequently, the Xinhua reported.
Besides, those who never ate breakfast self-reported the greatest weight gain over the past year.
The study also found that those who missed their breakfast had an average waist of 97.5 cm, 9.8 cm larger than those who had it five to seven times a week, even when age, gender and body mass were considered.
"Our findings on healthy adults are consistent with prior observations in the young, corroborating the concept that regular consumption of this meal is an important and independent contributor of healthy weight at all ages," it added.