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What health benefits are associated with drinking vinegar in water?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Probably none

Another old wives/folk tale that it can help cure everything, prevent cancer, promote a longer or healthier life.
About only thing proven is that an ounce of apple cider t night can very slightly reduce blood sugar levels by a few %, possible useful for some biabetics. Only documented scientific study to show it helps anything. Active ingredient is Acetic Acid which helps nothing else.

In brief: Probably none

Another old wives/folk tale that it can help cure everything, prevent cancer, promote a longer or healthier life.
About only thing proven is that an ounce of apple cider t night can very slightly reduce blood sugar levels by a few %, possible useful for some biabetics. Only documented scientific study to show it helps anything. Active ingredient is Acetic Acid which helps nothing else.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Many benefits

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:.

In brief: Many benefits

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
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Dr. Randy Baker
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
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