Breakfast to avoid diabetes

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to eat breakfast to reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

The message comes from staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital and is backed by diabetes consultant Partha Kar.

He said: ‘It’s always good to do something to raise awareness because the number of people in Portsmouth with the condition continues to rise.

‘But, if diabetes is picked up early enough, there is much you can do.

‘The most important thing is regular exercise and eating sensibly.’

The International Diabetes Federation says eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes as skipping breakfast is associated with weight gain, one of the main risk factors for Type 2 diabetes.