Popular zero-calorie sweetener may raise the risk of heart attack

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2023
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A popular no-calorie artificial sweetener that’s used in keto and other diets and some low-calorie foods may increase the likelihood of stroke, heart attack and even death, according to a new study by Cleveland Clinic researchers published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Erythritol increased the likelihood of blood clot formation in the research, which involved nearly 4,000 patients in the United States and Europe who were being evaluated for heart health. Those with higher levels of the sweetener in their blood had more clotting.

But the study authors also emphasized...

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