Artificial Sweeteners Behind Huge Surge in Sudden Deaths, Experts Warn

Experts have warned that artificial sweeteners are now causing people to drop dead ‘suddenly and unexpectedly.’

A new study claims that artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of fatal heart attacks and “should not be considered a healthy and safe replacement to sugar.” reports: The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), analyzed information on more than 100,000 people in France.

“103,388 participants of the web-based NutriNet-Santé cohort,” the study stated.

“Dietary intakes and consumption of artificial sweeteners were assessed by repeated 24 h dietary records, including brand names of industrial products.”

The study concluded, “the findings from this large scale prospective cohort study suggest a potential direct association between higher artificial sweetener consumption (especially aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose) and increased cardiovascular disease risk.

“Artificial sweeteners are present in thousands of food and beverage brands worldwide, however, they remain a controversial topic and are currently being re-evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority, the World Health Organization, and other health agencies.”

It’s worth noting that all sweeteners in the EU undergo a rigorous safety assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) before they can be used in food and drink.

According to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, both Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute have said sweeteners do not cause cancer and other health problems.

“Large studies looking at people have now provided strong evidence that artificial sweeteners are safe for humans,” states Cancer Research UK.

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