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More the artificial sweetener consumption, higher the risk of cardiovascular disease

07-Sep-2022

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Research involving 103,000 French adults shows sweeteners ‘should not be considered a healthy and safe alternative to sugar’.

Artificial sweeteners are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

“The results suggest that artificial sweeteners might represent a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease prevention,” the researchers wrote.

Sweetener intake was tracked using diet records.

Artificial sweetener consumption was linked to a 9% higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

A specific type of sweetener – aspartame – was associated with a 17% increased risk of cerebrovascular events.

The research was carried out at Sorbonne Paris Nord University and published in the BMJ.

Direct association between higher consumption of artificial sweetener and heart disease

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The BMJ

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Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite (USPC)

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