Dataset for 'Skipping breakfast before exercise creates a more negative 24-hour energy balance: A randomized controlled trial in healthy physically active young men'

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of pre-exercise breakfast omission versus consumption on 24-h energy balance. The data set contains data about 12 healthy men who completed preliminary testing followed by three trials in a randomized order (separated >1 week): a breakfast of oats and milk (431 kcal; 65 g CHO, 11 g FAT, 19 g PRO) followed by rest (BR); breakfast before exercise (BE; 60 min cycling at 50% peak power output); and overnight-fasting before exercise (FE). These results from the study suggested that, neither exercise energy expenditure nor the restricted energy intake via breakfast omission were completely compensated for post-exercise. Therefore, in healthy men, pre-exercise breakfast omission creates a more negative daily energy balance and could be a useful strategy to induce a short-term energy deficit.

Breakfast, exercise, energy balance
Biomolecules and biochemistry

Cite this dataset as:
Edinburgh, R., Hengist, A., Smith, H., Travers, R., Betts, J., Thompson, D., Walhin, J., Wallis, G., Hamilton, D., Stevenson, E., Tipton, K., Gonzalez, J., 2019. Dataset for 'Skipping breakfast before exercise creates a more negative 24-hour energy balance: A randomized controlled trial in healthy physically active young men'. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Rob Edinburgh
University of Bath

Aaron Hengist
University of Bath

Harry Smith
University of Bath

Rebecca Travers
University of Bath

James Betts
University of Bath

Dylan Thompson
University of Bath

Jean-Philippe Walhin
University of Bath

Gareth Wallis
University of Birmingham

D. Lee Hamilton
University of Stirling

Emma Stevenson
Newcastle University

Kevin Tipton
University of Stirling

Javier Gonzalez
University of Bath


University of Bath
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Data collection method:

Supplementary (individual participant) data are included in this data set for reported outcome measures.

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European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

ESPEN Research Fellowship for Javier Gonzalez - Using the Paradoxical Second-Meal Phenomenon to Gain Insight into the Molecular and Metabolic Regulation of Whole-Body Glucose Metabolism

Rank Prize Funds

Fellowship for Javier Gonzalez - Understanding the Influence of Pre-Exercise Nutrition on PostPrandial Carbohydrate Metabolism and Energy Balance

Medical Research Council (MRC)

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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

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Publication details

Publication date: 10 April 2019
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Edinburgh, R. M., Hengist, A., Smith, H. A., Travers, R. L., Betts, J. A., Thompson, D., Walhin, J.-P., Wallis, G. A., Hamilton, D. L., Stevenson, E. J., Tipton, K. D., and Gonzalez, J. T., 2019. Skipping Breakfast Before Exercise Creates a More Negative 24-hour Energy Balance: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy Physically Active Young Men. The Journal of Nutrition, 149(8), 1326-1334. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Javier Gonzalez


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences