According to a recent study, the sugar replacement “erythritol,” which has no calories, may raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and possibly death.
Recent research has found that the sugar substitute “erythritol,” a zero-calorie artificial sweetener, may raise the risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attacks, and even death.
This information was provided in a Monday CNN story.
the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute’s Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention’s director and study’s principal author. The danger associated with taking erythritol, according to Stanley Hazen, “is not at all low.”
According to a study report published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, people with diabetes who are also at risk for heart disease have twice the chance of having a heart attack or stroke if they have the highest levels of erythritol in their blood.
According to Dr. Stanley Hazen, a person’s chance of having a heart attack or stroke is nearly two times higher if their blood erythritol level is in the upper 25% instead of the lower 25%. Diabetes and other serious heart risk factors are linked to erythritol.
Erythritol facilitates the quick clotting of blood platelets, according to study studies. Additionally, if the blood clot ruptures once again and travels to the heart or brain, it may result in a heart attack or a stroke.
The director of the Department of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness at the National Jewish Health Hospital in Denver, USA, was not engaged in the study. It certainly causes alarm, added Andrew Freeman.
He stated that there appeared to be a blood clotting risk while using erythritol. This need more study. But for the time being, it is preferable to utilize less erythritol in the diet out of greater care.
‘This study demonstrates outcomes counter to decades of scientific research,’ wrote Robert Rankin, executive director of the US Calorie Control Council, in reaction to the study. Because low-calorie sweeteners like erythritol are approved for use in preparing food and beverages by regulatory bodies across the world as safe.
Meanwhile, the European Association of Polyol Producers refrained from commenting because the study hadn’t been thoroughly examined.