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    Gut Microbes Contribute to Recurrent "Yo-Yo" Obesity

    Yet again, new research from Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal is making global headlines and potentially changing lives. Most people have experienced the rebound effect of dieting - losing weight only to regain it, and then some. Now the Weizmann team has determined why this happens, and has identified potential solutions.

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    Time to Eat

    Dr. Gad Asher and colleagues found that mitochondria (which give cells power) are regulated by the body's circadian clocks; in fact, mice who ate only when active had 50% lower liver lipids. The findings help explain why people who eat out of phase with their circadian clocks are more likely to develop obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

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    Why the ""Diet"" on Your Soda may be Misleading

    <em>The PBS NewsHour</em> reports on the artificial sweetener research conducted by Weizmann's Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal. In an interview with Dr. Elinav, Jason Kane asks things like, ""Your study seems so counterintuitive &ndash; that artificial sweeteners actually raise blood sugar levels. What did you find?"" Good question.

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    Artificial Sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes

    <em>USA Today</em> covers the recent Weizmann Institute research revealing that artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain and diabetes. As it reports, the study shows that ""differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in an unknown percentage of others the sweeteners lead to diabetes.""

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    Research Shows Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Raise Blood Sugar

    As Gautam Naik reports in <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, groundbreaking Weizmann Institute research shows that artificial sweeteners ""can alter the population of gut bacteria and trigger unwanted changes"" – including obesity and diabetes. <em>WSJ</em>'s coverage includes a video with an interview with Dr. Eran Elinav.|

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    StrigAway Puts a Hex on Witchweed

    Striga – aka witchweed – infests more than 405 million acres of sub-Saharan land, causing African farmers to lose up to 100% of their crops, resulting in widespread hunger and financial hardship. StrigAway, an herbicide developed by a group that includes the Weizmann Institute, keeps the weed from attaching to the plant – and improves life for around 100 million people.

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    “Kitchen Heroes” to the Rescue of Limp Lettuce, Sad Strawberries

    In a world where many go hungry, it is distressing to learn that about 40% of food produced in the U.S. is thrown out – particularly fruit and vegetables, which decay quickly. As The Times of Israel reports, an Israeli startup aims to change that with a natural system – the result of 12 years of research, including at Weizmann – that keeps your perishables fresh.

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    Why Yo-Yo Dieters Often Can't Keep the Weight Off

    People all over the world repeatedly go through the long, frustrating, defeating struggle known as ""yo-yo dieting"": they lose weight, only to gain it again, over and over (and over). Now, new research from Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal shows why: the gut microbiome keeps resetting the body to gain weight.

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    Could Your Healthy Diet Make Me Fat?

    <em>The New York Times</em> covers Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal's findings that people differ in their response to the same foods, which helps explain why diets – from vegan to paleo – work well for some people, but get poor results for others. The team examined metrics for over 800 people, and were able to use the data to create healthy diets for others.

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    Bespoke Diets Based on Gut Microbes Could Help Beat Disease and Obesity

    Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal's Personalized Nutrition Project aims to change how we eat, tailoring food intake to our bodies' own needs. <em>The Guardian</em> reports that, at a conference, the two are explaining how they've ""created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.""