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4 Your Health: When you eat effects your health

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Tucson- While it's important to eat nutritious foods, when we eat them also has an impact on our health.

Researchers at Columbia University found people who eat breakfast are less likely to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The data also revealed skipping a morning meal increases the risk for obesity and diabetes. The timing and frequency of meals have also been linked to heart disease and stroke.

Researchers said planning out meals and snacks can prevent overeating, triggered by emotions, instead of hunger.

Also, snow can impact people with heart disease.

A new Harvard study found hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease drop on days with major snowfalls but jump by 23-percent two days later.

Researchers said this two day delay in admissions could reflect difficulties getting to the hospital in bad weather.

Another factor includes shoveling heavy snow, which can be taxing on weak hearts.

And new data shows lower back pain is common among school children, affecting six percent of ten year olds and 18-percent of teenagers.

Despite these high numbers, very few of these children get medical attention.

Researchers recommend a full evaluation by a doctor to rule out a more serious back condition.

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