Cleveland Clinic’s research suggests that erythritol, an artificial sweetener, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Higher blood levels of erythritol were linked to major adverse cardiac events, and erythritol was found to enhance platelet activation and clot formation. Further studies are needed to understand the long-term impact of artificial sweeteners on heart health, particularly for those at higher risk of heart disease. Read more to learn about the study.
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