Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For You?

In Blog, Nutrition by Dr. Gary Goldman

Just how bad are artificial sweeteners for your health? Deadly bad.

In yesterday’s issue of the journal Stroke, researchers combed through the data from 81,714 women studied for almost 12 years in the Women’s Health Initiative.

Higher intake of artificial sweeteners was associated with an increased risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality.

Women who drank two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day had a 23% higher risk of having any type of stroke, and a 31% increased risk of having a stroke due to clotting in brain blood vessels, compared to women who reported drinking fewer than one beverage a week (or none at all).

Thirsty? Drink water! Want to go out on a limb? Squeeze some lemon into your water.

Read the article here: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023100