Is there a link between a stroke and artificial sweeteners?

Artificial sweeteners are rigorously evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration prior to release to the American public.  Studies of sucralose and aspartame have not been shown to cause damage to the nervous system even with a large daily intake.  Therefore, it is unlikely that artificial sweeteners and stroke are linked, although there are no studies addressing this specific issue. 

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Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors

Your risk level for stroke can vary based on your genes and lifestyle; risk factors can also differ between men and women. While you can't control your age, family history, race and gender, it's important to know your stroke risk. ...

Men are at a higher risk for stroke, but women account for more deaths from it. Common risk factors for men and women that can be controlled or treated include high blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, diet, physical activity and heart disease. Less common risk factors affecting women include migraines, taking the pill, pregnancy and childbirth complications and use of hormone replacement therapy. Learn more about stroke risk factors with expert advice from Sharecare.

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