Xylitol linked to heart attack, stroke risk in high consumers

CTV News June 7, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study links xylitol, a low-calorie sweetener, to nearly double the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death in high consumers. Xylitol levels spiked 1,000-fold in volunteers. Platelet abnormalities from xylitol and erythritol may increase clotting, leading to cardiovascular events. The study analyzed blood samples from over 3,200 individuals. Xylitol is widely used in various products but may pose health risks. Experts advise caution and further research on artificial sweeteners.

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