The use of artificial sweeteners can increase the risk of stroke by 10 percent, a new study has found that eating more artificial sweeteners can increase the chances of stroke by up to 10 percent.
Researchers explained the risks of sugar mixed in food in the research.
Researchers studied more than 110,000 Britons and their health was monitored for an average of nine years.
The study found that people who consumed more artificial sweeteners were more likely to suffer from stroke or ischemic cardiovascular disease (a type of cardiovascular problem).
On average, every person in the UK gets about 12 percent of the calories per day from artificial sweeteners. If someone increases this amount by five percent (eating an extra small chocolate bar daily), then according to research, his chances of suffering from stroke increase by 10 percent.
According to the study, this additional consumption was also associated with a 6 percent increased chance of suffering from ischemic heart disease.
Professor Tim Kay, co-author of the study from the University of Oxford, said that the results of the research suggest that the use of artificial sweeteners in general is associated with an increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In the study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, middle-aged people were asked about their consumption of food and drink over a 24-hour period.