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One tablespoon of vinegar per day caused a weight loss of 2.6 lbs in 3 months
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Obese Japanese people given one tablespoon (15 ml) of vinegar per day—half a tablespoon after lunch and half a tablespoon after dinner—lost 2.6 pounds in 3 months, dropping from roughly 165 lbs to 162 lbs, compared to no weight loss in the placebo group according to a 2009 study from Japan.
(Obesity in Japan is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25-30 compared to obesity elsewhere being defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.)
Triglycerides dropped from 150 mg/dL to 123 mg/dL
Triglycerides dropped from 150 mg per deciliter to 123 mg per deciliter (1.70 mmol per liter to 1.39 mmol per liter.)
Subjects: 175 people, 25-60 years old
The study included 175 obese subjects, 25-60 years old.
59 were assigned to the placebo group, 58 to the low vinegar group (one tablespoon per day) and 58 to the high vinegar group (two tablespoons per day).
Kondo T, Kishi M, Fushimi T, Ugajin S, and Kaga T. Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 2009 Aug; 73(8): 1837-1843.
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