Eggs and bacon for breakfast seems to turn on fat metabolism very efficiently
Written By Betty van der Mark on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | 3:38 AM
Research team found that fat intake at the time of waking seems to turn on fat metabolism very efficiently and also turns on the animal's ability to respond to different types of food later in the day. When the animals were fed carbohydrates upon waking, carbohydrate metabolism was turned on and seemed to stay on even when the animal was eating different kinds of food later in the day. 'The first meal you have appears to program your metabolism for the rest of the day,' said study senior author Dr Martin Young. Dr Bray and Dr Young said the implications of this research are important for human dietary recommendations. 'Humans eat a mixed diet, and our study, which we have repeated four times in animals, seems to show that if you really want to be able to efficiently respond to mixed meals across a day then a meal in higher fat content in the morning is a good thing,' Dr Bray said. The authors said further tests were needed to check that the positive changes in rodents also work for humans.