Doctor Eruslanova: frequent skipping breakfast can lead to a stroke, and a late dinner can lead to a heart attack

empty plate
Cardiologist Ksenia Eruslanova announced a high risk of stroke due to frequent skipping breakfast.

Doctor Eruslanova stated that many studies indicate that the timing of meals during the day in a certain way correlates with the development of cardiovascular pathologies, including the most dangerous ones. A cardiologist warned Russians that frequently skipping breakfast can lead to a stroke, and a late dinner can lead to a heart attack.

“Frequently skipping breakfast due to lack of time or stress can lead to a stroke, and having a dinner too late, after 20:00, increases the risk development of a heart attack,” the specialist said in an interview with Izvestia.
Eruslanova emphasized that the harmful effect of skipped breakfasts on the heart is primarily due to their stress. That is, skipping the first meals caused by negative circumstances – for example, lack of time or stress, anxiety – is dangerous for the heart. The doctor explained that this increases the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, the excess of which activates inflammation and the growth of atherosclerotic plaques in the blood arteries – thus creating the preconditions for the appearance of cardiovascular problems.

In turn, the cardiologist clarified, conscious refusal of breakfast (for example, during intermittent fasting) or fasting with adequate preliminary preparation for it and a conscious approach to such food restriction can, on the contrary, have a positive impact on many aspects of the body’s functioning, including work of the heart.

“People who thoughtfully and consciously practice intermittent fasting or observe Muslim fasting during Ramadan are less susceptible to developing cardiovascular events,” the expert postulated.
The portal previously wrote about that , what kind of pain a person may feel in case of heart disease or myocardial infarction.

Important! Information provided in for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Ksenia Eruslanova Ksenia Eruslanova Healthy lifestyle, cardiologist, candidate of medical sciences