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In The News, Fall 2002: Teenaged Breakfast Eaters Better Nourished

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Adolescents who eat breakfast are two to five times more likely than breakfast-skippers to consume at least two-thirds of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of calcium, magnesium. riboflavin. folacin, phosphorus, iron and vitamins A, B6 and D, according to Theresa Nicklas, a professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Nicklas found that the intake of other vitamins and minerals - including zinc and calcium - as well as of protein and carbohydrates was much higher among those who ate breakfast. Also, fat consumption was lower. Previous studies have...

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