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Skip breakfast and you and your arteries could be in poor shape, new research suggests.
A study in Spain found that people who regularly miss the first meal of the day are more at risk of the kind of artery damage that leads to heart attacks and strokes.
They are also more likely to be obese and suffering from high blood pressure and cholesterol than those who consume a sustaining breakfast.
Scientists looked at a group of 4,052 men and women from Madrid, nearly 3% of whom admitted they did not bother with breakfast.
A total of 69.4% ate low-energy breakfasts while 27.7% obtained more than a fifth of their daily calories in