Study shows big breakfast can help weight loss

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(CNN) — A new study says eating breakfast in the morning can help burn more calories throughout the day.

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism studied a group of healthy young men with a normal body index and found that calories burned was much higher when they ate a bigger breakfast and small dinner.

The results showed they burned twice as many calories than those who ate a small breakfast and a large dinner.

The study state the amount of energy it takes to process a meal was higher in the morning than at night.

Researchers say this only accounts for about 15 percent of the total daily calories burned.

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