Does apple cider vinegar burn fat?


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According to WebMD, as of 2014 there is no evidence indicating that apple cider vinegar burns fat. WebMD describes a vinegar study done with mice but warns that it is not appropriate to generalize the research results to humans.

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In the mice study, the animals given a chemical found in vinegar had 10 percent less body fat than mice given water, according to WebMD. Researchers believe that the chemical flipped on a gene that increased the breakdown of fats.

The Mayo Clinic observes that consuming apple cider vinegar sometimes creates problems. The high acid content makes the liquid a throat irritant, and it interacts with medications or supplements taken by some people. This interferes with potassium absorption.

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