Does apple cider vinegar have any proven health benefits?

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Q. I have heard a lot about how apple cider vinegar can help improve one's health. Is there anything to this?

A. As with so many dietary fads, apple cider vinegar has seen its share of health claims with little medical evidence to support them. The studies exploring its health benefits have focused on reductions in blood sugar levels and weight loss, but these have been small, short-term trials or animal studies.

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