Directly from Lebanon: Apple Cider Vinegar Beneficial for Overweight, Obese Individuals

For overweight and obese individuals, apple cider vinegar (ACV) consumption is associated with a significant reduction in anthropometric variables, as well as improvement in blood glucose triglyceride and cholesterol levels, according to a study published online March 12 in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

Rony Abou-Khalil, Ph.D., from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Jounieh, Lebanon, and colleagues examined the effects of ACV consumption on weight and blood glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels in 120 individuals of the Lebanese population with overweight and obesity. Participants were randomly assigned to an intervention group receiving 5, 10, or 15 mL of ACV or a control group receiving a placebo during a 12-week period. At weeks 0, 4, 8, and 12, measurements of anthropometric parameters, fasting blood glucose, and triglyceride and cholesterol levels were taken.

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