Children who skip breakfast are more likely to be obese and inactive, UK research has found.
The study, involving 4,326 secondary school children, found 32 per cent did not eat breakfast before leaving for school.
Girls who skipped breakfast were 92 per cent more likely to become obese than those who ate before school, and the figure was 62 per cent for boys.
The boys who did not eat breakfast were more likely to lead a sedentary lifestyle and have a poor level of cardiovascular fitness.
The Essex University study is published online in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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