Auto Segment
Mutual Fund Segment
My Budget
Expert Speak
In Association With
Business Standard

Taking 5 regular meals a day reduces risk of obesity in teens

Related News

A new study has revealed that eating five meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks- a day might protect adolescents from obesity.

The aim of the research based on Finnish population with more than 4,000 participants was to identify early-life risk factors associated with obesity, to investigate the association between meal frequencies, obesity and metabolic syndrome, and to examine whether meal frequency could modulate the effect of common genetic variants linked to obesity.

According to the results, a regular five-meal pattern was associated with a reduced risk of overweight and obesity in both sexes and with a reduced risk of abdominal obesity in boys.

Moreover, the regular five-meal pattern attenuated the BMI-increasing effect of the common genetic variants. Conversely, skipping breakfast was associated with greater BMI and waist circumference.

The study is published in Journal PLOS One.

Read more on:   

Read More

Two 90-minute group sessions could prevent mental health issues in teens

Two 90-minute group sessions among teens in high schools significantly reduced anxiety, depression and behaviour problems over a 2-year period, a new ...

Recommended for you


Back to Top