Artificial sweetener may increase risk of heart attack and stroke, study finds

A popular no-calorie sweetener has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack strokefinds a new study.

The sugar substitute known as erythritol occurs naturally in small amounts in some plants, such as grapes and mushrooms, but is also produced industrially and added to foods in higher concentrations. In particular, it is often used to sweeten low-calorielow-carb and “keto” products, which are typically high-fat and low-carb.

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