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Non-nutritional sweeteners and cardiovascular risk

The widely used artificial sweetener erythritol affects platelet function and is associated with major cardiovascular events — fuelling calls for a re-evaluation of the use and regulation of non-nutritive sweeteners.

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Fig. 1: Erythritol and ischaemic complications.


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Rizas, K.D., Sams, L.E. & Massberg, S. Non-nutritional sweeteners and cardiovascular risk. Nat Med 29, 539–540 (2023).

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