Will Skipping Breakfast Really Make You Fat?
How government “experts” got the science behind their nutritional recommendations wrong AGAIN
For many years, Americans were told that if they skipped breakfast, they would probably end up carrying some extra pounds. This “fact” is even enshrined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans put out by the federal government’s team of nutritionists, so it must be true, right?
It turns out, based on new research, that the old adage about skipping breakfast increasing the risk of obesity is nothing but scientific speculation.
Several years ago, researchers at a hospital in New York City decided to do an experiment to test whether or not skipping breakfast really did impact individuals’ weight. Each morning for 4 weeks, the researchers gave one trial group a bowl of oatmeal, one group frosted cornflakes, and a third group no breakfast at all. At the end of the study period, the group that skipped breakfast actually lost weight. Other trials have shown similar results, definitively contracting the official position that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain.
So how did the federal government get it so wrong?
They based their opinion on skipping breakfast on observational studies alone. Observational studies are based on data collected from surveys, doctors’ records, or other sources rather than on comparison of “treatment” and “control” groups. There are often multiple “confounders,” or unaccounted factors that make it very difficult to draw accurate conclusions about what is really causing the result seen in the study.
The Latest in a Series of Errors
The idea that skipping breakfast is a gateway to weight gain is just one of the Dietary Guidelines that has been all but disproven by serious scientific disputes of late. The official stance against eggs and other sources of dietary cholesterol has been reversed, and recommendations against salt and against saturated fats look destined for the chopping block as well.
The unreliability of nutritional recommendations from “trusted” sources such as the Dietary Guidelines has left many Americans wondering where to turn for accurate, science-based advice about what to eat to stay healthy. Well, Renew Woman™ is proud to be one such source for accurate nutritional guidance. We do not merely regurgitate facts found elsewhere online as many other women’s health sites do. Instead, we maintain our scientific integrity by having our own team of healthy aging experts carefully analyze the science behind the information, recommendations and treatments we offer.
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