…according to research reported at MedPageToday. This was a relatively small study with about 30 participants in each treatment arm. A snippet:
Patients in the big-breakfast group were instructed to consume 33% of their daily calories in their morning meal — that included up to 30% protein, up to 37% fat, and the rest in carbohydrates. Patients in the small-breakfast group were instructed to consume 12.5% of their daily calories at breakfast — with up to 70% in the form of carbohydrates.
Average fasting glucose decreased 14.51 mg/dL in the big breakfast group and decreased 4.91 mg/dL in the small breakfast group (P=0.011), she said at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
The big breakfast group also saw a significant drop in systolic blood pressure (almost 10 mmHg), although probably not to the point it created a problem.