A new study published in Nutrients (2022) examined the data of Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBSs) of the United States from 2011 to 2019 were used with a sample size of 74,074.
Breakfast skipping was significantly associated with increased risk of suicidal ideation, suicide plan, suicide attempt, and medically serious suicide attempt.
There was statistical significance for the linear dose–response association between breakfast skipping and overweight/obesity, depressive symptoms, and suicidality regardless of sex and age.
This study emphasizes the hazards of breakfast skipping, which could increase the risk of suicidality among adolescents.
Overweight/obesity and depressive symptoms as the mediating factors for the association between breakfast skipping and suicidality should also be with more attention.
This study highlights that breakfast eating among adolescents is a critical behavior target for prevention and health professionals working to prevent suicide and improve mental health.
Read the entire paper: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/956