Can zero-calorie sweeteners raise your risk for cardiovascular disease?

  • A massive study involving French citizens that spanned more than a decade evaluated their use of artificial sweeteners.
  • The observational study periodically checked the participants’ food and drink intake and had the participants regularly report on their health.
  • By the end of the study, the researchers learned that the participants who consumed higher levels of artificial sweeteners experienced cardiovascular disease events at a higher rate than participants who did not consume artificial sweeteners.

By Erika Watts on September 14, 2022

Fact checked by Catherine Carver, MPH

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