Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- A new study finds that skipping breakfast affects the brain and alters what you choose to eat later in the day.
Researchers in London studied brain scans of 21 people of normal weight, looking at pictures of high calorie foods; once after eating breakfast and again on another day after skipping breakfast.
Following each MRI, the participants were offered lunch. When breakfast was skipped, the brain reacted differently to the pictures of high calorie foods, but not low calorie foods.
Missing breakfast made participants hungrier, eat more calories and prefer those high calorie snacks and sweets.