Tag: food

Imperial in the news: skipping breakfast

Research conducted at the College by Dr Tony Goldstone [Medicine] has identified that the brain craves calorie-rich foods later in the day if breakfast is skipped or missed. It adds a little credence to the widely-held belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

The BBC reported that by studying the brain scans of 21 subjects, once on a day where they had not had their morning meal and once on an occasion following a 730-calorie nosh up, there was, on average, a 20 per cent increase in the amount of food consumed at lunchtime. Additionally, their desire for high-calorie grub increased if they’d missed breakfast, while cravings for less fatty fare showed no change.