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Bad news for users of artificial sweeteners, comes from a report from the prestigious Weitzman institute in Israel. The research shows that zero calorie sweeteners, such as Aspartame, Sucralose and Saccharin can alter the population of bacteria in the gut, known as the "biome" and trigger unwanted changes such as higher blood glucose levels, and thus a become a risk factor for diabetes. While some studies have shown that such sweeteners can lead to weight loss, numerous others have indicated that they lead to weight gain. One reason this is not completely clear is the question of whether people who are overweight gravitate to zero calorie sweeteners, or do zero calories sweeteners cause the gain in weight? (Read more here: Artificial sweeteners as cause of diabetes).