A simple regimen of taking vinegar at bedtime may help ward off type 2 diabetes, say scientists.
As part of the experiment, a cohort of four men and seven women with type 2 diabetes were tracked. During the first three days fasting glucose was measured in the morning.
Then for the following two days the participants followed a standard meal plan. In addition, they consumed one once of cheese along with either two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or water at bedtime.
Fasting glucose dropped by 2% in the placebo group, compared with 4% among those taking vinegar. This effect was especially pronounced in those with initially higher fasting glucose levels.
Diabetes Care – August 21 2007;Epub. care.diabetesjournals.org