Bigger breakfasts linked to better glucose control

A study of 58 overweight or obese adults randomised participants to one of two isocaloric diabetic diets for three months; a protein and fat-rich breakfast providing 33% of total daily energy (TDE) and a carbohydrate-rich breakfast providing 12.5% of TDE.

Both groups experienced similar reductions in weight. However, the big breakfast group had greater reductions in HbA1c (-4.62%) and systolic blood pressure (-1.46%).

Big breakfast eaters were more likely to have reduced their diabetes medication (31% vs 0%), while the small breakfast eaters