Today in the News: Study says artificial sweeteners could cause diabetes

“I’ve consumed very large amounts of coffee and extensively used sweeteners, thinking that they were at least not harmful and perhaps even beneficial. Given the surprising result we got in our study, I made a decision to stop using.” – Eran Elinav of the Weizmann Institute, talking today about a study that shows artificial sweeteners might be as bad as sugar and can cause type 2 diabetes in some people. The report was released today in the journal Nature.

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