Big breakfasts help in diabetes control

The  timing of high-energy food intake may play a greater role in the control of type 2 diabetes than previously thought, say Israeli researchers.

Their small crossover study suggests that eating a breakfast based on high energy foods such as scrambled eggs, cereal, milk and tuna, and then lowering the energy intake at dinner, leads to improved blood sugar control.

The trial randomised 18 people aged between 30 and 70 to either high-energy breakfast plus low-energy dinner or vice versa for one week.