Skipping breakfast: Association with halitosis, stroke, and mortality

  • Dr. Mahantayya V Math Department of Physiology, MGM Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai ‑ 410 209, Maharashtra, Inida.
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We have read your excellent, timely editorial (Editorial published in Volume 1, 2016, of IJCEP entitled, “A good breakfast is good for health”) and also the article by Dr. Nanda N. entitled, Breakfast: Biochemical prospectives in your journal (Int J Clin Exp Physiol 2016; 3:149). Rani et al. have observed that among high‑school students in Japan, halitosis was observed more in those who skipped breakfast than in those who had breakfast.[1] The decrease in halitosis in those who take breakfast can be due to increased flow of saliva (containing Ig A antimicrobial peptides) stimulated by the food intake. A public health study by Dr. Kubota et al. has noted that frequency of breakfast intake was inversely associated with the risk of stroke such as cerebral hemorrhage.[2] A recent study Dr. Yokoyama et al. (Japan Collaborative Cohort Study) has observed that skipping breakfast was associated with increased risk of mortality due to circulatory disorders both in men and women.[3] Hence, breakfast is an important meal of the day as described in your editorial and individuals should not skip it. Read more...

How to Cite
V Math, D. M. (2016). Skipping breakfast: Association with halitosis, stroke, and mortality. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 3(4), 209. Retrieved from