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911DOC, do you agree with the new recent study that claims

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911DOC, do you agree with the new recent study that claims that skipping breakfast can cause heart risks? Thank you for your assistance.

911DOC : I am not familiar with this. Can you send a link?
911DOC : I am now driving. Will be back in 10 minutes. A reference would be great.
Customer:

I saw it on the news either last night or this morning, and there is also the following link:

911DOC :

Okay

911DOC :

stand by

911DOC :

I think it means that they need to do further research

911DOC :

here is the key part of what I could read....

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"The new research was released Monday by the journal Circulation. It was an observational study, so it's not designed to prove a cause and effect. But when done well, such studies can reveal important health risks."

911DOC :

it's an 'observational study'....

911DOC :

this is not something that means a lot in and of itself

911DOC :

there may be a correlation, there may not be

911DOC :

they state that this does not prove cause and effect

911DOC :

it's interesting

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but I would say this....

911DOC :

eat a healthy diet

911DOC :

skipping meals may not be a good idea

911DOC :

for a variety of reasons

911DOC :

a healthy breakfast would seem to be a better choice than skipping breakfast

911DOC :

but there is nothing conclusive here

911DOC :

remember when salt was bad and fish oil was good?

911DOC :

two recent studies suggest salt is not a cause of high blood pressure and that fish oil may have a link with prostate cancer

911DOC :

but those studies too, are flawed

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911DOC :

it is hard to do good studies on humans because of the ethical problem of testing humans

911DOC :

so we have to take our best guess

911DOC :

this appears to be worth considering

911DOC :

but it is far from proof

911DOC :

so I would act accordingly

911DOC :

and try to eat three healthy meals a day

911DOC :

and snack healthily as well

911DOC :

nothing earth shaking here.

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I am going to have to step away again for a minute

911DOC :

will check back with you shortly if you have any questions for me

911DOC :

if not, positive feedback is always appreciated

911DOC :

best

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