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Study: Skipping breakfast and eating a late dinner could be a killer

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You might reconsider skipping breakfast, health researchers say. [AP photo]
You might reconsider skipping breakfast, health researchers say. [AP photo]

Rise and dine — and give yourself time to digest before bed.

That’s the bottom line from a new study published Thursday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which found that people who skip breakfast and eat a late dinner have much worse health outcomes after surviving a heart attack. In fact, people who did both of these (common) eating habits were four to five times more likely to die, have another heart attack or suffer chest pain within 30 days after leaving the hospital.

“Our research shows that the two eating behaviors are independently linked with poorer outcomes after a heart attack, but having a cluster of bad habits will only make things worse,” wrote study author Dr. Marcos Minicucci, of São Paulo State University in Brazil. He also warned that, “People who work late may be particularly susceptible to having a late supper and then not being hungry in the morning.”

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