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Diabetes risk lowered by eating breakfast - report

A breakfast spread of cereal, grapefruit and juice is seen in this file photo.

June 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study has found that a good way to avoid diabetes is to start off your day with breakfast.

The study supports the theory that eating a balanced breakfast helps people's overall health. Researchers at the University of Minnesota tracked 5,000 men and women for several years.

None of the participants had Type 2 diabetes when the study started. Eighteen years later, the people who ate breakfast every day were less likely to have Type 2 diabetes, less likely to be obese and less likely to simply have belly fat.