Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002774
Title: Effect of skipping breakfast and its impact on blood pressure
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing as it does sustenance and energy (i.e., calories) for whatever activities lay ahead. Nutritionist’s advice that breakfast should be eaten within 2 h of waking. A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20–35% of guideline daily allowance. Eating a healthy breakfast is shown to promote greater health heath which includes cholesterol and healthier weight. People who tend to skip breakfast regularly will have an unhealthy lifestyle. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 individuals were taken for this research where 20 were the study group, and the rest 20 were the control group. The blood pressure of the individuals was measured using sphygmomanometer. Results: The results indicated that the blood pressure people who skipped breakfast were almost the same as the people who did have breakfast regularly. Conclusion: The study shows that skipping breakfast did not have a huge impact on blood pressure. However, by skipping breakfast for a short period of time does not leave to any health regularities but skipping breakfast for a long duration, say more than 2 or 3 months can lead to various other complication. However, skipping breakfast is not healthy. It is important to have at least three meals a day. To avoid other complications, we must consume breakfast regularly.

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    Madhumithaa Sivarajan, S. Preetha*, R. Gayatri Devi

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Madhumithaa Sivarajan, S. Preetha*, R. Gayatri Devi

    Title:Effect of skipping breakfast and its impact on blood pressure
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Page No: (2890-2892)
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    Methodology:Blood pressure, Diastolic pressure, Research, Skipping breakfast, Sphygmomanometer, Systolic pressure
    Research Materials: 40 individuals,Skipping breakfast


Blood pressure Diastolic pressure Research Skipping breakfast Sphygmomanometer Systolic pressure

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