New evidence that vinegar may be natural fat-fighter
in Japan are reporting new evidence that the ordinary vinegar — a
staple in oil-and-vinegar salad dressings, pickles, and other foods —
may live up to its age-old reputation in folk medicine as a health
promoter. They are reporting new evidence that vinegar can help
prevent accumulation of body fat and weight gain. Their study is
scheduled for the July 8 issue of ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication.
Their new study showed that laboratory mice fed a high-fat diet and given acetic acid developed significantly less body fat (up to 10 percent less) than other mice. Importantly, the new research adds evidence to the belief that acetic acid fights fat by turning on genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes. The genes churn out proteins involved in breaking down fats, thus suppressing body fat accumulation in the body.
-- News release courtesy of The American Chemical Society
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