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January 21, 2016

UH box jellyfish research reveals best sting treatment

New research from UH Manoa is shedding light on the best treatments to ease the burn of Box Jellyfish stings.  The new scientific models show urine and cold water don’t work, and may even make the problem worse. Hot water immersion provides some relief, but by far the most effective treatment researchers have found is something you […]

November 7, 2015

Acetic acid, found in vinegar, shown to be effective against bacteria found in burn wounds

EurekAlert! featured a story related to the use of acetic acid (“an active ingredient of household vinegar”) as an effective alternative agent to prevent infection and kill bacteria found in burn wounds.  The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology […]

March 7, 2015

Acetic Acid May Be Effective in Killing Mesothelioma Cells

Yahoo! Finance featured a story on research published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (link to research) that determined acetic acid may be effective in killing mesothelioma cells.  According to the article, the Japanese researchers determined that an acetic acid concentration of 0.5% killed nearly all cancer cells after […]

March 7, 2015

Review Article About Vinegar Mentioned in Nutrition Reviews

An article was recently published in Nutrition Reviews titled, “Effect and mechanism of action of vinegar on glucose metabolism, lipid profile and body weight”  (Nutr Rev. 2014 Oct;72(10):651-61).  The abstract was published on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Laboratory of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.  See abstract below. The […]

September 14, 2014

Vinegar Research in Journal of Food Protection

A study was published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Food Protection titled, “Viability of Listeria monocytogenes on Uncured Turkey Breast Commercially Prepared with and without Buffered Vinegar during Extended Storage at 4 and 10°C” (J. Food Prot., Vol. 77, No 6, 2014; 987-992).  The abstract for the study is provided below. […]

September 2, 2014

A Spoonful of Vinegar Helps the Blood Sugar Go Down

Strange as it might seem, including some vinegar in your diet may improve your blood sugar. Although vinegar has a bit of a checkered past — it has too often been hyped in weight-loss diets and miracle cures — solid research has clearly shown that it can improve glycemic control. Dr. Carol Johnston explains the effects of vinegar [...]
May 14, 2014

Acetic Acid Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria

An international team of researchers from Venezuela, France and the U.S. published research in mBio ®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology related to the use of vinegar to kill mycobacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The abstract for the study titled, “Acetic Acid, the Active Component of Vinegar, Is an Effective […]

May 14, 2014

Acetic Acid Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria

An international team of researchers from Venezuela, France and the U.S. published research in mBio ®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology related to the use of vinegar to kill mycobacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The abstract for the study titled, “Acetic Acid, the Active Component of Vinegar, Is an Effective […]

November 14, 2010

Vinegar’s Use in Natural Cured Pork Products

The following information was issued by the University of Arkansas’ Food Safety Consortium, titled, “ Vinegar, Natural Source of Nitrate Provides Way to Safeguard Organic Pork.” The release advises of a solution to manufacture natural or organic cured pork products, without using nitrite or nitrate.  (If nitrite or nitrate is used, these products cannot be […]