Although vinegar (acetic acid) has been touted as a remedy for many problems, there has been little research in the area. A recent mouse study suggests that adding vinegar to the diet may help turn off some of the “fat making” genes. In the study, the vinegar group of mice gained 10% less weight than the control group.
Though not a substitute for the numerous other more important factors in Losing Weight, such as diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and optimizing thyroid function, it may be worth using rice vinegar (use the one with a bit of sugar) or other tasty vinegars in cooking or for salad dressings.
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Kondo, T. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. July 8, 2009, study obtained before publication.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.