A group of scientists reported the consumption of a common artificial sweetenerwith an increased risk of suffer from heart attacks OR strokesomething that raises alarm in the world.
The researchers looked at the medical history of 4,000 people in the United States and Europe to carry out the study published in Nature Medicine.
It was then that they discovered that those individuals with higher levels of erythritol in the blood were at higher risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event.
At the same time, they found that the consumption of this substance facilitates the activation of the platelets and clot formation.
Erythritol, the sweetener in the spotlight
Erythritol is usually a ordinary sugar substitute in products low in calories and/or carbohydrates, as well as in ketogenic foods, are reflected in RT.
Regarding this result, he expressed Stanley Hazen, chair of the Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences at the Lerner Research InstituteJoint Section Chief of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic and lead author of the study:
“Sweeteners like erythritol have rapidly gained popularity in recent years, but more investigation is needed. more in-depth research into its long-term effects“, he explains to alert the population.
Food as “hidden contributors”
The doctor warns that cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of death in the worlddevelop over time, so it’s crucial to “make sure we the foods we eat are not hidden contributors“.
“It’s important to conduct more safety studies to examine the long-term effects of artificial sweeteners in general and erythritol in particular,” Hazen specifies.
And specifically points to the “risks of heart attack and stroke, particularly in people with increased risk of cardiovascular disease“.
One of the struggles is that measuring artificial sweeteners is extremely difficult: the labeling requirements are minimal and usually do not list compounds individually.
It is worth noting that erythritol is classified as “generally recognized as safe” Of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English), implying that it does not meet the requirements for conducting long-term safety studies, the portal expands.
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