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The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

May 18, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the benefits of vinegar. We break down the chemical composition of vinegar, the origin of vinegar synthesis, the difference between types of vinegar, its uses, health benefits, and does it help with weight loss. We talk about how it helps with weight loss and even discuss how it could be useful for hair growth.


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Sources mentioned in this episode.


Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss? By Michael Greger, M.D.


Research and Studies on Vinegar Product - A Review by Sunil Jayant Kulkarni


Antimicrobial activity of home disinfectants and natural products against potential human pathogens by William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Susan L. Barbee, MS, MSPH; Newman C. Aguiar, BS; Mark D. Sobsey, PhD; David J. Weber, MD, MPH


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Clean and Disinfection for Households (CDC - Interim Recommendations)


Functional Properties of Vinegar


How to Remove Laundry Stains With Vinegar (Blog by Erin Huffstetler - The Spruce)


The myrtus communis L. solution versus ketoconazole shampoo in treatment of
dandruff: A double blinded randomized clinical trial


Therapeutic effects of vinegar: a review Author links open overlay panel by Anuar Samad, Azrina Azlan, Amin Ismail


Vinegar (acetic acid) intake on glucose metabolism: A narrative


Vinegar Intake Reduces Body Weight, Body Fat Mass, and Serum Triglyceride Levels in Obese Japanese Subjects by Tomoo KONDO, Mikiya KISHI, Takashi FUSHIMI, Shinobu UGAJIN & Takayuki


*Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and does not always reflect the intention of the authors.