new study results which has been published in the journal Nature Medicine Yesterday (February 27) revealed that Erythritol, a zero-calorie sweetener, has been released. It has been linked to blood clotting. Stroke, heart attack and human death.
Dr. Stanley Hazen, director of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute’s Center for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostics and Prevention, who led the study, said the level of risk was high. ‘above average’ by people with risk factors for heart disease, such as having diabetes They were twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke if they had high levels of erythritol in their blood.
“If your blood erythritol levels are above 75%, your risk of heart attack and stroke is twice as high as your blood erythritol levels. No more than 25%. It’s comparable to the risk factors for the deadliest heart disease, such as diabetes,” Hazen said.
Further laboratory and animal research suggests that Erythritol seems to make platelets clot more easily. Blood clots can break up and travel to the heart, causing a heart attack. Or it can circulate to the brain and cause a stroke.
Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of cardiovascular prevention at National Jewish Health, commented on the study. “This report is shocking. And there appears to be a risk of blood clotting from taking erythritol. However, more research is needed on this subject. Even so, everyone should limit their dietary intake of erythritol from now on.”
However, Robert Rankin, executive director of the Calorie Control Council, an industry association, “The results of this study are in stark contrast to decades of scientific research that has shown that low-calorie sweeteners such as erythritol are safe, based on permissive evidence,” the authors told CNN. global regulations for use in food and beverages,” he said, adding that the results of the study should not apply to the general public. Because those who participated in the research were already at risk from cardiovascular disease.
The European Association of Polyol Manufacturers, which is another sugar substitute sweetener. declined to comment, saying the study had not been reviewed.
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