Is Vinegar Good for Weight Loss?


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Research has demonstrated that apple cider vinegar helps to promote weight loss, although the effect is minimal, notes WebMD. Researchers believe that vinegar assists with weight loss and weight management by activating specific genes associated with fat breakdown.

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Is Vinegar Good for Weight Loss?
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A Japanese research study involving 175 obese participants found that those who took vinegar daily for 12 weeks lost more weight than those who took water. The participants who took vinegar lost an average of 1 to 2 pounds of weight overall during the study, according to WebMD. All of the participants followed a similar diet and monitored the foods they ate during the study. However, the participants who had lost weight during the study eventually gained it back afterwards.

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