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Vinegar May Prevent Build Up of Fat

According to, a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that animals fed a high-fat diet (50% of energy from fat) and supplemented with acetic acid at two different levels developed about 10 per cent less body fat than mice just eating the diet. The Japanese researchers, led by Tomoo […]

Recent Research Confirms Bactericidal Activity of Vinegar

Researchers at the Food Biotechnology Department, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC) in Seville, Spain, conducted research on the antimicrobial activity of several products. Vinegar and red and white wines were among the products tested. (Note: The focus of the research was olive oil, but it confirmed other findings related to vinegar and red and white […]

Benefit of Vinegar Consumption in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Research was published in the November 2007 issue of Diabetes Care that demonstrated that vinegar ingestion at bedtime moderates waking glucose concentrations. The investigators at Arizona State University (ASU) found that the vinegar treatment was especially effective for the six subjects who had a typical fasting glucose greater than 7.2 mmol/L. Fasting glucose in these […]

Study Suggests Vinegar Increases Calcium Absorption from Foods

University scientists in Ebetsu, Japan, have suggested that vinegar increases the extraction of calcium from food, based on two separate studies. The researchers say they found feeding laboratory animals a diet containing 1.6 percent vinegar for 32 days increased their absorption of calcium. Another study showed adding vinegar to boiling broth could boost the amount […]

Use of Vinegar to Treat Diabetes

On its Web site, KNBC in Los Angeles ran a story about the use of vinegar in treating diabetes. The segment titled, “Medical Minutes From Dr. Bruce Hensel,” notes, “If you’re diabetic ask your doctor if a little vinegar can reduce your need for medicines.”

Japanese Sleep-supporting Soft Drink Based on Tomato Vinegar

According to, the Japanese household products maker, Lion Corp, has launched a sleep-supporting soft drink based on tomato vinegar. The product, called “Gussumin,” is targeted mainly to women having difficulties with sleeping. Tomato vinegar, made from fermented tomatoes, contains the transmitter substance, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is said to have relaxing effects. It was […]

Japanese Study Finds Vinegar Helps Suppress Rise in Blood Sugar Level

Earlier this month, the Mizkan Group in Japan released the results of its latest research on vinegar. The results indicated that consuming vinegar (about 15 ml), either by drinking it or having “vinegared” food, can suppress a rise in the postprandial glucose level. According to Japanese Corporate News Network (JCCN), the Mizkan Group conducted experiments […]

Vinegar Curbs Appetite

The Vinegar Institute earlier reported that a recent Swedish study found that consuming vinegar with white bread cut expected rises in insulin and blood sugar. The study also found that subjects felt fuller. The research is titled, “Vinegar supplementation lowers glucose and insulin responses and increases satiety after a bread meal in healthy subjects” and […]

Vinegar Lowers Cholesterol

The Japanese Corporate News Network (JCNN) reported on a study that found the regular intake of vinegar (15 ml or more per day) can significantly lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. According to the JCNN article, “acetic acid has induced the effect.” The results were presented at the 59th Annual Meeting for the […]

Vinegar as a Weapon Against Cancer

The A.P. John Institute for Cancer Research issued a press release on acetic acid’s detrimental effect on cancer cells by inhibiting glycolysis, the energy-producing process in cells. The release notes, “…logic dictates that if you shut down Glycolysis with acetic acid, cancer cells will die from starvation.” The release also states several times that vinegar […]