BURLINGTON, VT (NECN)  Bryan Foster of Burlington, Vermont starts every day in a predictable way.

"I think I've always been a breakfast eater," he says.

That could end up extending his life. .

A new study in the American Heart Association journal "Circulation" found men who skip breakfast had a 27 percent greater risk of heart attack or even death from coronary heart disease than men who eat a morning meal.

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