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Daily consumption of apple cider vinegar linked to weight loss

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A recent study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health suggests that daily consumption of apple cider vinegar may lead to weight loss and improvements in metabolic health. The study included 120 adolescents and young adults from Lebanon who were either overweight or obese. Participants were randomly assigned to drink either apple cider vinegar or lactic acid, a placebo, mixed in water three times a day for 12 weeks.

Those who consumed apple cider vinegar saw decreases in body weight, BMI, and waist circumference. They also experienced improvements in metabolic markers such as blood glucose, triglycerides, and total cholesterol. The largest weight changes were seen in those who consumed 10 or 15 milliliters of apple cider vinegar a day, losing an average of 15 pounds over the 12 weeks.

While the study showed promising results, experts emphasize that apple cider vinegar should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes for optimal weight loss. Some research suggests that apple cider vinegar may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, slow the oxidation of LDLs, increase fullness, and have positive effects on insulin sensitivity.

However, researchers caution that the study only included a small number of participants and that individual metabolism, stress, and environment can play a role in weight loss. Registered dietitians also stress that apple cider vinegar is not a "magic pill" and should be used in combination with overall diet, physical activity, stress management, and sleep for long-lasting impact on weight loss.

In conclusion, while apple cider vinegar may have potential benefits for weight loss and metabolic health, it is important to approach its consumption with mindfulness and incorporate it into a holistic approach to overall health and wellness.

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