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Apple cider vinegar has a long history of folk medicine use and continues to enjoy popularity today as a natural remedy for indigestion and heartburn, and other conditions. Despite that, it hasn’t been well studied, and the majority of apple cider vinegar research is in mice and rats. While these animal studies suggest potential cholesterol-lowering effects, there aren’t human trials to support this finding. The few studies on vinegar’s blood sugar effects are mixed and add up to weak support for any specific benefits.
Vinegar is created through fermentation, and since certain fermented foods, such as kim-chi, are thought to bestow some health benefits to the gut, perhaps some of that reputation has rubbed off on apple cider vinegar as well. However, given the lack of evidence, before you take apple cider vinegar, consider your particular health concerns and make an informed decision.
Finally, for those with type 1 diabetes, apple cider vinegar may do more harm than good. One trial found that for those with type 1 diabetes and delayed stomach emptying (diabetic gastroparesis), taking 30 ml of apple cider vinegar in water appeared to reduce stomach emptying rate further. This could worsen blood sugar control and increase complications associated with gastroparesis.