While the study focused predominantly on children, similar results have emerged from studies on young adults.
In one study published in the journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, researchers examined the effects of skipping breakfast in more than 21,000 university students with a median age of 20.
They wrote: “Various studies among adolescents or emerging adults found associations between skipping breakfast and overweight/obesity, negative body prevention and unhealthy dietary behaviour. “
They added that mental health correlates typically include:
- Mental distress
- Shorter sleep duration
- Poor sleep quality