Eating big breakfast led to 2.5 times higher rates of DIT. Researcher Dr Juliane Richter spoke about findings of her investigation. She said: "Our results show meal eaten for breakfast, regardless of amount of calories it contains, creates twice as high DIT as same meal consumed for dinner. This finding is significant for all people as it underlines value of eating enough at breakfast." She added: "Eating more at breakfast instead of dinner could prevent obesity and high blood sugar. We recommend that patients with obesity as well as healthy people eat significant breakfast rather than large dinner to reduce body weight and prevent metabolic diseases."