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

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 May;84(2):e15-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.02.005. Epub 2009 Mar 9.

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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetic Acid / therapeutic use*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blood Glucose / drug effects
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Cholesterol, LDL / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood*
  • Female
  • Fixatives / pharmacology
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / drug effects
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Fixatives
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • Cholesterol
  • Acetic Acid