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TODAY   |  July 23, 2013

Skipping breakfast may increase chance of heart attack

A new Harvard study reveals that people who choose to skip over breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack.

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>> the big stories trending not royal, i said it, associated press concerns, the most important meal of the day. if you're thinking of skipping breakfast this morning, there's new news that may change your mind. a new harvard study says those that skip breakfast have a 27% higher risk of heart attack than those that ate a morning meal. it included older men but it holds for all of us. kids that eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get better grades. get that kid some oatmeal.

>> kids that eat breakfast closer to the start of school do better in studies and testing.

>> but with adults they say we load up on lunch or dinner or grab something not healthy and that's why you get heart disease .

>> that makes sense.