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Apple Cider Vinegar: Panacea or Myth?


by Zachary A. Knecht, PhD

The health benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar have received a lot of attention over the last decade.

Depending on whom you ask, this apparently innocuous kitchen staple either is a tasty addition to salad dressing or has powers ranging from helping weight loss to preventing cancer and curing diabetes. So does apple cider vinegar really represent “one simple trick” to promote better health? The truth is more complicated than reported in most health blogs.

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Zachary A. Knecht, PhD

Dr. Knecht earned his PhD in Neurobiology at Brandeis University and currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge. His research involves understanding the molecular and cellular basis of tissue regeneration. Outside the lab he enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with his wife and dog.


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