“As countries all around the world are seeing soaring rates of heart attacks and sudden deaths in the past two years, “experts” are now claiming that artificial sweeteners are to blame.

A new study claims that artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and “should not be considered a healthy and safe replacement to sugar.”

The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), analyzed information on more than 100,000 people in France.

“103,388 participants of the web-based NutriNet-Santé cohort,” the study stated.

“Dietary intakes and consumption of artificial sweeteners were assessed by repeated 24 h dietary records, including brand names of industrial products.”