People who skip breakfast tend to weigh more; sugary drinks and snacks partly to blame

Breakfast is important. You’ve likely heard this before, and now, the evidence is growing.

Research shows that the 18 percent of Americans older than 2 who regularly skip breakfast tend to weigh more and have other unhealthy habits, like eating too many sugary drinks or snacks, according to food experts speaking at the Institute of Food Technologists 2012 annual meeting in Las Vegas.