Panicked headlines recently warned that the popular artificial sweetener erythritol could increase heart disease risk. The study that generated these claims in no way supports that association. Dietary supplements are a multi-billion-dollar industry; they've also killed people. Do they need more regulatory oversight?
Join host Cameron English as he sits down Dr. Chuck Dinerstein to break down these stories on Episode 37 of the Science Dispatch podcast:
“Artificial sweeteners have been widely introduced into the food chain … ” While perhaps helpful in reducing weight, could they unintentionally promote poorer cardiovascular outcomes? A new Cleveland Clinic study suggests yes. But that yes comes with a great deal of uncertainty.
Many herbal dietary supplements are complex, highly variable, impure, and unsafe. They need better oversight.
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