(FOX 11) - Did you remember eat breakfast this morning?
A new study finds that if you don't eat something in the morning to kickstart your day, you could have a higher risk of a heart-related death.
The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and completed at the University of Iowa.
Researchers from the University of Iowa collected data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on 6,550 adults between the ages of 40 to 75. The data they used spanned 1988 to 1994, with an average follow-up of 18 years.
According to the study, skipping out on breakfast has been associated with a higher risk of cardio-vascular disease.
Researchers say that those who don't have breakfast have an 87% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality.
So remember to eat a heart-healthy breakfast each morning.