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Artificially sweetened drinks add to CVD risk

Key clinical point: Substituting drinks with nonnutritive sweeteners for sugary drinks may not decrease risk of cardiovascular disease.

Major finding: High consumption of drinks containing sweeteners was associated with a 32% increase in risk of incident CVD.

Study details: An observational cohort study enrolling 104,760 subjects during 2009-2019.

Disclosures: The French government funded the cohort study. Investigators declared no conflicts of interest.


Chazelas et al. JACC 2020;76(18):2175-80.