Common Sweetener May Raise Your Risk of Heart Attack

High levels of erythritol make blood prone to clotting


You may not be familiar with a sweetener known as erythritol, but there’s a good chance you consume it regularly and in large amounts. Because it has the same taste profile as sugar but no calories or carbohydrates, it’s a common substitute for sugar in foods and beverages marketed to people with diabetes and those following a keto or low-calorie diet. But new research led by Cleveland Clinic strongly suggests erythritol may not be safe.

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