If your idea of breakfast is fast food, you might rethink your morning meal. A study in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular consumption of a fatty fast-food breakfast could lead to chronic inflammation of the blood vessels, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Any meal will trigger at least some inflammation, the researchers said, but a heavy, fatty meal triggers a larger response.
Last Reviewed Date: 03/22/2005
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