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WHO Says No to Artificial Sweeteners for Weight Loss

Skip artificial sweeteners if you’re trying to lose weight, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), noting the sugar substitutes aren’t effective for shedding pounds and may also cause harm. Long-term use of sugar substitutes may cause “potential undesirable effects,” according to new WHO guidance. This can include an “increased risk …

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Scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

Australian researchers hope low-cost saliva tests will replace the current needle-based tests for diabetes sufferers. Australian scientists say they have developed pain-free blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times …

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