Letter by Klein Regarding Article, “Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study”
To the Editor:
The authors of Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study1 incorrectly classify stevia as a synthetic substance used as an artificial sweetener. Stevia is a natural substance, extracted from the leaves of a plant, used as a natural sweetener.
Richard B. Klein, MA
Falls Church, VA
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