Artificial Sweetener Alert! Xylitol Consumption Tied to Higher Heart Attack Rates

Researchers are issuing a startling warning about a common sugar substitute: Words containing xylitol in its name could be a warning sign, chances are you may be consuming this substance daily through chewable vitamin supplements and sugar-free cookies.

Apparently, scientists from the UK claimed, in a study featured in the European Heart Journal, that xylitol concentrations which exceed 0. 1 millimolar in the blood might lead to a greater risk of cardiovascular incidents. This is rather a surprise to most people especially given the versatility of this chemical compound which is present in such items as sugar free gum, candies, cookies, cakes, and toothpaste.

This research study was carried out on over 3,000 patients in the United States and Europe and showed that people with high levels of xylitol were at increased risk of heart attack, stroke or another cardiovascular event within mere three years. Even more alarming, experiments conducted in the laboratory unveiled the mechanism behind this risk: Another molecule that can cause platelets to clot is xylitol; in this case, this may lead to dangerous clumping together.

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This study once again points towards the urgent requirement of researching sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners, particularly as these are presently endorsed for combating factors like obesity or diabetes,

The findings of the study are unequivocal: Some research based on the level of xylitol in the bloodstream included; people with high levels of xylitol had one third higher possibility of a cardiovascular event. In the course of the study, it was found that there is an improve clotting ability when the participants took a xylitol-sweetened beverage shortly as compared with the participants who took a sugar-sweetened beverage shortly.

These discoveries will prompt researchers to solicit advice regarding diets from clinicians regarding the ingestion of artificial sweeteners. This sad story shall remain a positive message for everyone, especially due to the fact that people do not realize the possible complications of perceived healthy sugar substitute. Thus, before opting for a sweet baked good that contains no sugar, or purchasing mouthwash with xylitol, it would be wise to analyze possible negative impacts on the cardiovascular system.

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