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Study links artificial sweeteners to obesity, diabetes epidemic

19 September, 2014

ISLAMABAD: A new study has revealed that artificial sweeteners could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota.

According to the study by Eran Elinav of the Weizmann Institute's Immunology Department, the widespread use of artificial sweeteners in drinks and food may be contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemic that is sweeping much of the world.

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Ultrasounds, CT scans equal at finding kidney stones

ISLAMABAD: Ultrasounds are just as effective as CT scans at finding kidney stones and should be used as a first step to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure, US researchers said Wednesday.

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