Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Most diets don't work for everyone, but scientists are working on an algorithm to keep you on your diet. Will it work?

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How Gut Bacteria Help Make Us Fat and Thin (Scientific American)
"For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their condition are all too familiar: an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and perhaps some unlucky genes. In recent years, however, researchers have become increasingly convinced that important hidden players literally lurk in human bowels: billions on billions of gut microbes."

Blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual (Science Daily)
"Scientists have released new results underscoring the importance of a personalized diet, prepared based on complex factors such as your gut microbes and lifestyle. Surprisingly, the foods that raise blood sugar levels differ dramatically from person to person."