If you're thinking about skipping breakfast, you might want to think again.
That could be especially wise if you're a guy.
A new study out of Harvard ( ) finds that men who don't eat breakfast are 27 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks or heart disease.
According to Harvard, the connection between skipping breakfast and heart disease remained even when scientists accounted for diet, physical activity, smoking and other factors.
Researchers say that skipping meals puts an extra strain on the body, which could lead to obesity, diabetes and even the flu.
It has another bad side effect: People who skip breakfast tend to overeat later in the day, which could have an impact on your metabolism and your risk of heart disease.