Q. Your column often covers high cholesterol issues. Why don’t you mention the value of adding a daily dose of organic apple cider vinegar as a great way of reducing cholesterol?

I add 1 to 2 teaspoons to my morning cranberry and orange juice and my cholesterol is down from 184 to 132. It’s tasty and a whole lot cheaper and safer than the medicines the pharmaceutical industry pushes on us.

A. Apple cider vinegar is a traditional remedy that is often suggested for lowering cholesterol. A Japanese study has shown that acetic acid (vinegar) added to the diet can lower cholesterol and triglycerides in rats (British Journal of Nutrition, May 2006). We have not seen such a study in humans, however.


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  1. low

    is apple cider vinegar too acid for the stomach? will it gnaw your stomach lining in the long run?

  2. lc

    How will vinegar affect diverticulitis?

  3. Tom Kees

    I have used the Organic Apple cider vinegar for a period of 6 months. My cholesterol dropped from 211 to 184. No changes made in diet or exercise regimen. For me it seems to have worked. Cholesterol readings for the past 15 years have ranged from 204 to 212, so I conclude that this is effective.

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