Skipping breakfast could increase the risk of a stroke, according to research.
A 15-year study of 130,000 men and women aged 45 and over found that the more days a week they had breakfast, the lower their risk of suffering a stroke.
During the study, there were 3,772 strokes and 870 cases of heart disease.
Those who did not eat breakfast were nearly 20 per cent more likely to have suffered a stroke than those who ate one every day.
The researchers from Osaka University in Japan could find no link with heart disease.
One theory is that skipping breakfast leads to high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Mail On Sunday