Irregular mealtimes are now thought to be a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes.
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, according to a recent study on the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes.
Genetics, physical activity and a healthy diet all play an important role in diabetes risk. However, a study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health highlights another variable: what time of day you eat.
The study, which included more than 100,000 participants, found that eating breakfast after 9 a.m. increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 59%, compared to people who ate breakfast before 8 a.m. And if you’re thinking about skipping breakfast altogether, the study found that people who did so also had a higher risk of developing the condition.