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A bowl of oatmeal and an egg on  May 20, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

An Egg a Day May Help Keep the Doctor Away

What if eating an egg for breakfast is just as good as a bowl of oatmeal for people with diabetes? Maybe even better? Maria-Luz Fernandez, a professor of nutritional sciences […]

April 2, 2015Questrom professor Stine Grodal. Photographed for BU Research story on light cigarettes.Photographed by Michael D. Spencer for BU Photography

The Curious Case of the Light Cigarette

In the mid-1960s, a new type of cigarette appeared in America. Manufacturers called them “lights,” and advertised that more sophisticated filters, highly porous paper, and new tobacco blends reduced the […]


Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers. […]


Endocrine-disrupting chemicals in baby teethers

In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies’ teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals. One product contains parabens, which are normally used as preservatives […]