Everybody knows that the morning meal is essential for our body and health and the late night dinners aren’t so good for long term health. What could be so wrong you wonder? According to new research, scientists have found that if we don’t eat regularly, we skip breakfast, and we add meals before our bedtime, the so-called late night dinners, we have fewer chances to survive a heart attack, as these habits damage the heart health, among others.
A team of researchers from Sao Paolo State University in Brazil has tracked 113 people who suffered a heart attack and found that 57% of the participants have skipped their breakfast for at least three times in a week. Another 51% had late night dinners for about three times a week, and 41 % were the ones that have done both, skipping breakfast and eating late at night.
Skipping Breakfast and Having Late Night Dinners Could Damage Your Heart Health
Also, the researchers discovered that the participants that were skipping their breakfast and they were eating late at night, with two hours before bed, were four to five times likely to die from a heart attack within a month. The study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The one that had to lead the study is Dr. Marcos Minicucci that says it’s essential that people change and improve their nutrition and by doing that, they will improve their health.
To sum up, the researchers advise people to pay attention to their meals, eat breakfast, and try to have a minimum two-hour interval between dinner and bedtime. Those bad habits can lead to other bad ones like smoking or low physical activity. So having a bunch of bad habits will make things more badly in your body. Those unhealthy eating behaviors, stress, and the lack of physical activities can have cardiovascular outcomes.