The risk of heart attack and cancer is increased by the use of sugar substitute

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Higher amounts of xylitol, a type of sugar alcohol, is the cause of an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular events, as per a report by the Cleveland Clinic researchers in a study published in the European Heart Journal.
The associations in a large-scale patient analysis, a clinical intervention study, and preclinical research models have been found by the researchers.
With a low glycemic index, xylitol is a lower-calorie sugar substitute.
In fibrous fruits and vegetables, corn cobs, trees, and the human body, xylitol occurs naturally in small amounts.
Because its taste is comparable to sugar, it’s used as a sugar substitute, however, it has fewer calories.
High levels of circulating xylitol were associated with an elevated three-year risk of cardiovascular events, reported researchers in an analysis of more than 3,000 subjects in the United States and Europe.
With the highest amount of xylitol in their plasma, a third of subjects were found more likely to experience a cardiovascular event.
“Saccharin was first discovered in 1879 and widely introduced as an artificial sweetener in the early 20th century,” Serwer said.

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Higher amounts of xylitol, a type of sugar alcohol, is the cause of an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular events, as per a report by the Cleveland Clinic researchers in a study published in the European Heart Journal.

The researchers have identified the associations in preclinical research models, a clinical intervention study, and a large-scale patient analysis.

Xylitol is a lower-calorie sugar substitute because it has a low glycemic index. Carbohydrates that don’t genuinely contain alcohol are called sugar alcohols.

Xylitol is found in trace amounts in trees, fibrous fruits and vegetables, corn cobs, and human bodies. It tastes just like sugar, so people use it in place of sugar even though it contains fewer calories.

Xylitol is present in numerous products, ranging from toothpaste to sugar-free candies and gum. Additionally, it’s used in baking and as a sweetener.

Researchers in an analysis of over 3,000 subjects in the US and Europe found that high levels of circulating xylitol were linked to an increased three-year risk of cardiovascular events.

It was found that a third of the subjects were more likely to have a cardiovascular event if their plasma contained the highest concentration of xylitol.

Hospitals across the country receive cardiovascular and anesthesiology services from VitalSolution, whose chief medical officer and cardiologist, Dr. Bradley Serwer, told Medical News Today that the issues with sugar substitutes go back over a century.

According to Serwer, saccharin was first identified in 1879 and became widely used as a synthetic sweetener in the early 1900s.

In the early 2000s, the National Toxicology Program removed saccharin from its list of possible carcinogens, allaying significant concerns that it might cause cancer that had existed in the 1970s.

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