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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Effective for Reducing Heartburn Symptoms Related to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?


Abstract Drinking vinegar is a popularly discussed remedy for relieving heartburn symptom, as can be read on many websites; however, there has been no scientific research or theory to support its efficacy. This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over research study tested the efficacy of the organic apple cider vinegar, with mother, on alleviation of the heartburn symptom related to Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). A minimum of one week separated the four trial arms: chili (placebo), antacid after chili meal (positive control), vinegar added to chili, and diluted vinegar after chili meal. Twenty grams of vinegar were used in both vinegar treatments, and 10 grams of liquid antacid were used in the antacid trial. A five-po... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Yeh, Zoe (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Mayol-Kreiser, Sandra (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / acid reflux / apple cider vinegar / GERD / heartburn / remedy / Vinegar
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 112 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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