- Recently, vinegar has been studied extensively as a potential agent that can be used to control blood sugar levels naturally. This is particularly important for those suffering from pre-diabetes or diabetes.
- In this article, we look at a study that was conducted in 2017 to assess whether or not vinegar is an effective agent for blood sugar control.
Authors Faride Shishehbor -Anahita Mansoori – Fatemeh Shirani
This paper seeks to answer whether Vinegar can have an effect on lowering blood sugar levels.
What was done?
This study is a meta-analysis, which is a paper that analyzes many papers and looks at the overall findings. The results of many studies are assessed through robust calculations. Usually, a meta-analysis gives better value than just a single study because it combines the power of multiple studies. However, keep in mind that authors determine which studies to include and which not to include so sometimes the results may differ from one analysis to another.
In this paper, the authors looked at previous clinical trials that studied the effect of Vinegar on blood sugar. The analysis aims to determine if vinegar really did have an effect.
What did they find out?
The findings show that participants who took vinegar maintained lower blood sugar and insulin levels after meals. The results suggest that vinegar does have an effect on lowering blood sugar levels.
It’s important to note that clinical trials have found conflicting evidence of the role of vinegar on blood sugar levels. However, the results of this meta-analysis are promising. ”Post brandial hyperglycemia” (PBH) is the term used to describe the surge in sugar that follows the consumption of a meal. It’s an important etiological factor in many diseases, not just diabetes.
PBH causes injury and stress to the walls of blood vessels which could lead to atherosclerosis (blocked arteries). When arteries are blocked, this can lead to heart attacks or other forms of heart disease. Some researchers have even noted that PBH can be a strong indicator of whether or not a person develops heart disease. This why researchers are closely studying the role of vinegar, because by better control of PBH- many diseases can be prevented.
Vinegar has shown promising results in controlling blood sugar levels. The results of this meta-analysis indicate that it can have a role in reducing blood sugar levels and in turn it can help in protection against some metabolic diseases.
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