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Researchers have revealed what might be a [heightened / highly] popular new way to lose weight - eat a big breakfast. It could become the biggest diet [fat / fad] ever for those wishing to [shed / shack] a few kilos. Scientists in Germany conducted a study on how a [brainy / hearty] breakfast affected the body's metabolism in a laboratory experiment. Sixteen men ate a low-calorie breakfast and high-calorie dinner one day, and [reserved / reversed] this with a high-calorie breakfast and low-calorie dinner the [after / next] . Eating a larger breakfast and a smaller dinner [boosted / boasted] a process called diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT). This is the [generation / reduction] of heat in the body that burns [up / out] calories. This happened even when the total calories consumed throughout the day [remain / remained] the same.

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

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