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    Artificial Sweeteners Hit a Sour Note

    Artificial sweeteners have long been promoted as diet and health aids – but Weizmann scientists have discovered that such products may be causing our gut bacteria to trigger harmful metabolic changes. In other words, the sweeteners may be leading to the very diseases – such as obesity – they were supposed to help prevent.

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    Gut Bacteria, Artificial Sweeteners, and Glucose Intolerance

    Artificial sweeteners have long been promoted as diet and health aids. But breaking research shows that these products may be leading to the very diseases they were said to help prevent: Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal have discovered that, after exposure to artificial sweeteners, our gut bacteria may be triggering harmful metabolic changes.

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    What the Weizmann Institute is Doing to Fight World Hunger

    Weizmann scientists are unlocking the secrets of plant metabolism, genetics, and development and are concentrating their biochemical, molecular, and genomics-oriented research to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in developing countries, and to improve human health all over the world.

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    Blood Sugar Levels in Response to Foods Are Highly Individual

    Prof. Eran Segal and Dr. Eran Elinav's Personalized Nutrition Project has new results that underscore the importance of a personalized diet, prepared based on complex factors such as your gut microbes and lifestyle. The foods that raise your blood sugar levels may not be what you'd expect, and responses differ surprisingly from person to person.

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    Is Your Microbiome Undermining Your New Year's Resolution?

    The perennially most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight and be healthy – and yet most people fail. But why? Thanks to the Weizmann Institute, we now have the answer. And it's not your fault; it's your microbiome's. The Personalized Nutrition Project's surprising results show that what you eat does matter – but maybe not in the way you think.

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    Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body's Blood Sugar Controls

    <em>The New York Times</em> reports on bombshell research from Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal. The two scientists found that gut microbiota can trigger metabolic changes after exposure to artificial sweeteners, potentially leading to obesity and diabetes – conditions that diet drinks and foods with sweeteners are supposed to help us avoid.

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Please take a moment to revisit the Weizmann Institute's noteworthy research from 2014, and stay tuned in 2015 for still more amazing breakthroughs. We're looking forward to blowing your mind, changing your life, saving the world – or just making you stop, think, and wonder.

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    Wise Plant Analysis Identifies Healthy Metabolites

    Two new databases - WeizMass and MatchWeiz - created in the lab of Prof. Asaph Aharoni help scientists identify the majority of metabolites in a plant, including fruits such as tomatoes. This helps provide targeted nutritional information and reveals that biologically active plant substances are much more prevalent across the plant kingdom than was previously thought.

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    In Search of the Wild Fava Bean

    The wild faba - today, fava - bean is thought to be extinct. Now, however, Dr. Elisabeth Boaretto has identified the oldest known beans - about 14,000 years old. Understanding how the wild fabas survived can help scientists grow hardier fava crops today. Favas are a major source of nutrition in many parts of the world.