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Salon.com has a piece suggesting that the old saw that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" may be an oversimplification.

Here's the essence: "The institution of breakfast is rarely challenged. It ranks somewhere between sleep and oxygen in reputed health benefit, and supposedly supplies irreplaceable energy to get you going, primes your metabolic system, keeps your muscles healthy, feeds your brain, and generally prepares you for the day to come. But ... recent studies suggest that at the very least, the benefits of breakfast are not so simple."

The story goes on: "On Jan. 18, Nutrition Journal presented a study that suggests people will eat the same size meals at lunch and dinner regardless of how much they ate for breakfast. This challenges the conventional wisdom that if you skip breakfast, you’ll gorge later to make up for it."

Another study, from the British Journal of Nutrition, has "published a paper that suggests exercise before breakfast burns 20 percent more body fat than the same workout after breakfast. The study also determined that people who exercise before breakfast do not consume additional calories or experience increased appetite during the day."
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