For years, families have been told – and believed – that eating a hearty breakfast was a key to maintaining and even losing weight.

Breakfast was supposed to be a must-have meal because it revved up metabolism, held off hunger, and helped people keep their weight in check.

Well, according to a new study, that’s all untrue.

Researchers studied overweight and obese adults who were trying to lose weight and found there was no difference between those who ate breakfast religiously – and those who skipped it.

Common sense and simple math still rule at the end of the day. If you burn more calories than you take in, day-after-day, you will lose weight – and it doesn’t seem to matter at which meals you consume those calories. (USA Today)