You are here
Home > Diabetes Breakfasts > NZ NEWS – Eating breakfast kick starts genes linked to weight loss

NZ NEWS – Eating breakfast kick starts genes linked to weight loss

NZ NEWS – Eating breakfast kick starts genes linked to weight loss
‘The most important meal of the day’ improves the expression of genes that help people to shift pounds, an Israeli study found.Eating first thing in the morning also improves people’s blood glucose and insulin levels, the research adds, which could help to prevent type 2 diabetes.’When breakfast is skipped, genes related to weight loss are less expressed, leading to blood sugar spikes that can cause weight gain regardless of what people eat for the remainder of the day.Study author Daniela Jakubowicz from Tel Aviv University (TAU), said: ‘Proper meal timing – such as consuming breakfast before 9:30am – could lead to an improvement of the entire metabolism of the body, facilitate weight loss, and delay complications associated with type 2 diabetes and other age-related disorders.’This contradicts research released in October by the Universities of Loughborough and Bedfordshire that found fasting until lunch causes people to eat around 353 fewer calories a day and could promote weight loss.THINKING YOUR BREAKFAST WAS SMALL TRICKS PEOPLE INTO EATING MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY  You are what you think you eat, research revealed in September. Believing you had a small breakfast makes people feel significantly hungrier just two hours later, a study found. They also consume more food at lunch and take in more calories throughout the day, the research adds. The memory of a small meal, as opposed to producing higher amounts of ‘hunger hormones’, is behind the results, according to the researchers. Lead author Dr Steven Brown from Sheffield Hallam University, said: ‘We were able to measure participants’ consumption throughout the rest of the day and found that total intake was lower when participants believed that they had eaten a larger breakfast.’How the research was carried outResearchers from TAU and Hebrew University of Jerusalem analysed 36 volunteers, half of whom were obese.All of the study’s participants had diabetes.One day the participants ate just breakfast and lunch, while on the second day they had only lunch.On both days, blood tests were taken to measure the participants’ internal body clock-related genes, as well as their glucose and insulin levels.Result reveal eating breakfast boosts the expression of genes linked to weight loss.Eating first thing in the morning also improves blood glucose and insulin levels.Ms Jakubowicz said: ‘When breakfast is skipped, genes related to weight loss are less expressed, leading to blood sugar spikes that can cause weight gain regardless of what people eat for the remainder of the day.’Our study shows that breakfast consumption triggers the proper cyclic clock gene expression leading to improved glycaemic control.’The circadian clock gene not only regulates the circadian changes of glucose metabolism, but also regulates our body weight, blood pressure, endothelial function and atherosclerosis.’Proper meal timing – such as consuming breakfast before 9:30 am – could lead to an improvement of the entire metaboli
Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5144341/Eating-breakfast-kick-starts-genes-linked-weight-loss.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Leave a Reply

Top