New study: The effect of apple cider vinegar on lipid profiles and glycaemic parameters. This study looked at what happens when people use apple cider vinegar. They checked how it affects things like cholesterol and blood sugar. Elevated cholesterol and high blood sugar can lead to heart problems.
The researchers searched for studies in databases. They found nine studies that fit their criteria. The results showed that using apple cider vinegar lowered total cholesterol, fasting glucose, and HbA1C levels. However, it didn’t have a significant effect on LDL-C, HDL-C, fasting insulin, or HOMA-IR.
In some cases, the study found more benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, those who used less than 15 mL of apple cider vinegar per day, and those who used it for more than 8 weeks. But, in healthy people, it seemed to increase fasting glucose and HDL-C.
The study “The effect of apple cider vinegar on lipid profiles and glycaemic parameters.” suggests that using apple cider vinegar can be good for blood sugar and cholesterol, but the effects can vary based on factors like health status and usage duration.
Hadi A, Pourmasoumi M, Najafgholizadeh A, Clark CCT, Esmaillzadeh A. The effect of apple cider vinegar on lipid profiles and glycemic parameters: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. BMC Complement Med Ther. 2021 Jun 29;21(1):179. PMID: 34187442; PMCID: PMC8243436. doi: 10.1186/s12906-021-03351-w.