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Breakfast habits affect teens’ metabolic responses to protein-packed morning meals

Routine breakfast skippers should gradually increase protein intake in the morning

High-Protein Breakfast Wrap
Study participants ate a high-protein breakfast wrap with lean beef and eggs. The meal contained 32 grams of protein.
Credit: University of Missouri


The study, “The effect of breakfast type and frequency of consumption on glycemic response in overweight/obese late adolescent girls,” was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Other University of Missouri co-authors include Ammar Alwattar and John Thyfault. The research was funded by the Beef Checkoff and the Egg Nutrition Center. The funders were not involved in the design, implementation, analysis or interpretation of data.

The American Society for Nutrition recently named Leidy the recipient of the 2015 Mead Johnson Nutrition Award, which is given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of nutrition research or a series of papers in the same subject accomplished within 10 years of completing postgraduate training.

Faculty members in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology have appointments in MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, College of Human Environmental Sciences and School of Medicine.

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