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Skipping Breakfast Leads to Higher Food Intake

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According to a new study. Eating breakfast helps people avoid overeating and cravings for high-calorie foods.

The study revealed that the people who skipped breakfast had a variation in the pattern of activity in their orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain linked to the reward value and pleasantness of food.

The researchers concluded that fasting is not a good dieting strategy because it may cause the brain to seek out high-calorie foods.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.  These findings are scheduled for presentation Wednesday at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.

Read More: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=669644

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