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The Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar on Weight, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose Level and Heart Rate of 60 MMMC Medical Students Randomized Controlled Trial
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Volume 6, 2019
Issue 3 (September)
Pages: 88-100   |   Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2019   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Durgeswari Thinathayalan, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[2]
Bryan Tay Kah Yuan, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[3]
Jasveen Kaur, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[4]
Yean Albert, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
[5]
Ng Jun Yan, Faculty of Medicine, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia.
Abstract
Apple cider vinegar, a sour vinegar with a seemingly sweet name is becoming trendy due to its wide variety of uses ranging from culinary uses to its speculated medicinal uses. This study is a randomised control trial aimed at investigating the effects of apple cider vinegar on the blood glucose levels, blood pressure, heart rate and weight of MMMC medical students. The side effects are also investigated. 60 Participants from batch 37 with 30 being in the control group and 30 being in the test group were assessed with a questionnaire after fulfilling certain inclusion and exclusion criteria their mood, energy levels, concentration and side effects were assessed after consuming apple cider vinegar for 5 days. Their blood glucose levels, blood pressure, heart rate and weight are also measured on the 1st and 5th day of the study and compared. The control group has no significant changes in the variables. However, for the apple cider vinegar group, there is a decrease in all the mentioned variables except the weight of the participants which showed an increase. The only significant change is that of the diastolic blood pressure of the apple cider vinegar group from a mean of 79.2mmHg to 70.3 mmHg with the paired T test and P-value testing being 3.34 and 0.002 respectively. Apple cider vinegar, if consumed will reduce the diastolic blood pressure of an individual. Its significance on other variables has to be further studied for a longer duration.
Keywords
Apple Cider Vinegar, 60 MMMC Medical Students, Weight, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose Level, Heart Rate
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