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Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal

Thursday 30 March 2017

1 Hour


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Biochemist Professor Terence Kealey looks at the scientific evidence for breakfast being the most important meal of the day and questions whether the traditional advice to eat well first thing really holds true for everyone.

Kealey set off to uncover the truth following his own diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and a realisation that his glucose levels were unusually high after eating breakfast. He looks at who should consider removing breakfast from their daily routine and at the potential benefits of doing so – including weight loss and reduced blood pressure.

Kealey trained in medicine before doing a PhD in clinical biochemistry. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham between 2001 and 2014 and is now a visiting scholar focusing on food policy at the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, Washington DC.