Skipping breakfast makes children fat, as caloric intake is an afterthought throughout the day, leading to overeating as they get older
Experts say lunchtime and dinner should be calorie-dense
Researchers University of Porto, Portugal, conducted a weight-gain study
He studied 1,961 three-day children's diaries at the age of four and was tested at age seven
By Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 18 : 28 EDT, 28 April 201
9 | Updated: 20:17 EDT, April 28, 2019
If children give up their main mealtimes during lunch and dinner, they could get fat, suggest investigations – later on the weight had an effect ,
They examined a sample of 1,961 children and analyzed three-day food diaries at the age of four before examining the weight at the age of seven – later on the weight of the diet (image file) ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
Experts found that the lunch and dinner calorie-denier had an impact on weight years later (file image)
Factors that could affect outcomes, such as age and training of a mother, were taken into account at midnight at the age of four years w with a higher probability of developing overweight / obesity at the age of seven. "
A relatively higher intake of fat during lunch increased the risk of a child over the age of seven being overweight or obese by 17 percent.  The team warned that having breakfast and eating later in the day could affect children's body weight.
Researchers from the University of Porto in Portugal presented their data at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.
Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, said, "Although this information is important for good child health, it is also a balanced diet and regular exercise."
Relatively higher fat intake during lunch increased the risk that a child over the age of seven is overweight or obese by 17 percent (file image )