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Best breakfast for your waistline.

Forget the bacon and eggs, the toast, the vegetables, the fruits, the yogurt. A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, recently found that the best breakfast for keeping your waistline in line may be cereal, either ready-to-eat or cooked.

Using data from a large U.S. population-based survey, the researchers classified subjects according to their breakfast preferences and compared these to their body mass indices (BMIs), Eating cereal or quick bread (nonyeast bread, such as muffins) for breakfast was associated with the lowest body mass index (the closest to ideal weight). The highest BMI was associated with eating bacon and/or eggs. Skipping breakfast altogether to avoid extra calories did not lead to a better BMI. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
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Title Annotation:Food In The News
Publication:Saturday Evening Post
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2004
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