Recent medical research has shown that artificial sweeteners can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
High levels of added sweeteners in processed foods may increase the risk of blood clots, the researchers reported in their study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, according to Sky News.
The researchers found that people with the highest levels of erythritol in their blood were twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as those with the lowest levels.
Erythritol has been industrially produced for over 30 years and is used as an industrial sweetener in over 50 countries.
Erythritol is sweet with sugar, produced by fermenting corn and is used in many ketogenic and sugar-free foods.
Commenting on the study, Dr. Stanley Hazen, chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic, said: “I think there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that we should avoid erythritol, especially if you are at cardiovascular risk. disease,” UBI news agency reported.
According to Hazen, laboratory tests have shown that erythritol makes platelets more sensitive and therefore appears to stimulate platelet clotting.
Source: Al Ittihad
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