Breakfast may very well be the most important meal of the day.

Especially in terms of maintaining good cognitive health.

The researchers found that skipping breakfast increases the risk of cognitive decline in midlife

while maintaining a temporal spread of energy intake over a day helps maintain cognitive health.

 Epidemiological studies have shown a correlation between the temporal distribution of energy intake during a day (TPEI) 

the risk of several chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

However, long-term studies on IPDs and cognitive function are lacking.

The result showed that compared with those with an "evenly distributed" pattern

long-term cognitive function scores were significantly lower in those with unbalanced TPEI, especially those with a "skip breakfast" pattern.