Japanese teens who skip breakfast as middle school students tend to have sex at an earlier age than those who don't, according to a new study by the Japanese Family Planning Association.

The average age breakfast-eaters lost their virginity was 19.4, compared to 17.5 for those who skipped the meal, according to the 1,500 men and women aged 16 to 49 who were surveyed. "The fact that people can't eat breakfast may show something about their family environment," said researcher Kunio Kitamura. "Before blaming individuals for having sex at an early age, it may be necessary to look into the sort of homes they are from." In other news for Japanese mothers to obsess about, the study also found that the average age of first-time sex for those who found their mother annoying was 16, while the average age for those who appreciated their mother was 19. [Reuters]

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