Preliminary evidence that regular vinegar ingestion favorably influences hemoglobin A1c values in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Carol Johnston, Andrea M. White, Shannon M. Kent

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Abstract

This report examined whether daily acetic acid ingestion as vinegar, dill pickle, or commercial vinegar pill influenced hemoglobin A1c in diabetic patients. Hemoglobin A1c values fell 0.16% with vinegar use but rose 0.06% and 0.22% for pill and pickle use respectively (p = 0.018). Hence, regular vinegar use modestly improved glycemic control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e15-e17
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Acetic acid
  • Diabetes
  • Postprandial glycemia
  • Vinegar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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