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Is apple cider vinegar good for losing weight?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
There: Is a lot out there about consuming fermented products right now. Although no proof it works, there is likewise to evidence of harmful effects if in moderation. Drink it if you like it, otherwise focus on a healthy diet.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Apple cider vinegar good for weight loss, is it?

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Dr. Naveed Naeem
Anti-Aging Medicine 14 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Apple cider does have anti inflammatory health benefits. Nevertheless, most people fail to lose weight because they have difficulty adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Low sugar intake, consume healthy fats and protein like fish chicken and turkey. Green leafy vegetables should makeup at east 1/4 of your diet. 30-60 mins of exercise 5 days/week. Minimal alcohol intake and 7-9 hrs sleep.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there any weight loss benefits of store bought apple cider vinegar?

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Unfortutately not: The claims for apple cider have limited proof, & it is an acidic irritant to the esophagus & interacts with various supplements & medications, leading to low potassium level (hypokalemia) and subsequent risks of: sudden death from abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), low heart rate (bradycardia) with cardiovascular collapse, acute respiratory failure & death.
Anaheim, CA
A 33-year-old female asked:

Is the apple cider vinegar safe for weight loss, and for how many month should I take it?

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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
For weight loss?: Apple cider vinegar is safe to use , but it will not make you lose weight . Reduce the amount of food you east and stop eating and do not eat fructose , high fructose corn syrup, and cut down on carbohydrates to lose weight.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is apple cider vinegar good for any home remedies?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Good for many things: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses.It is safe and inexpensive.See comments for more info:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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While more research would be welcome, apple cider vinegar is a very inexpensive product that can not be patented. Research studies are very expensive and there is no one to fund such research. The fact that research does not prove something does not mean it is not true! See http://altmedicine.about.com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg.htm for a summary of the available research. The website earthclinic.com is an interesting site where people report which home remedies have and have not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar is by far the most popular remedy on the site, with many people reporting in length on how it has helped with many conditions. See http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html
May 1, 2013
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