The article that got so much attention was a successful click bait ploy for its authors and misleading IMO.
The main point made was that higher blood erythritol levels were associated with increased heart disease. The subjects were studied were not screened for erythritol consumption and most likely were not taking it. It is known that erythritol is produced from excessive sugar/carb consumption as well as metabolic syndrome So erythritol produced by the "pentose phosphate pathway" is not by itself toxic but a byproduct of disordered metabolism from overeating high glycemic carbs. The preponderance of all the evidence on erythritol is that it is a beneficial food ingredient.
And yet a number of organisations who scrutinise papers eg nutrition facts and consumer lab , immediately warned against erythritol as the platelet aggregation ’ in vitro and in vivo’ caused by erythritol was alarming …if we do not need to stop erythritol it is a real pity as it really helps a low carb diet