July 12, 2010

Vinegar and diabetes

Let me preface this post by saying “what works for you may not work for me”. When it comes to natural remedies, this statement is so true. If the cost is reasonable, as in the case of vinegar, why should not people at least see if it works for them.

While the only studies (only two and very small) are done by one person, Carol Johnston PhD from Arizona State University, Department of Nutrition, and these studies are held up by many people as fact. I will list several articles, but I can tell you that all cite the studies by Carol Johnston except article 5. Study one is here and study two is here.

Other articles citing Carol Johnston:

Article 1  By The American Diabetes Association (Surprise, as they are normally more conservative).
Article 2
Article 3
Article 4
Article 5

On the internet, there are many people with articles that portray vinegar as the natural remedy for diabetes, but do not list any studies. And for some people, some benefits are derived, but not for everyone. What is more interesting is the way people reference each other and keep referencing in a manner that seems very self-serving and have no basis backed by science. Even citing Carol Johnston would have made much more sense.

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