Drinking any type of vinegar or acetic acid, helps to reduce weight and factors related with metabolic syndrome. It may sound contradictory to what some health sites or stores claim. Some promote organic apple cider vinegar weight loss drinks and home-made beverages. Research conclusions are often different to what commercial interest dictates. It is more profitable to sell an expensive vinegar drink than telling readers any type of vinegar will do.
The scientific community has always thought high cholesterol levels in blood to be linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Food and nutraceutical community regarded sterol and stanol supplementation as a solution for lowering LDL (or bad cholesterol) levels without the harmful side-effects of statins. Unfortunately cholesterol lowering products have become so lucrative that this area of knowledge is full of fallacies. Any person that has problems with her cholesterol and want to lower LDL levels effectively must understand what has been really proven in research and what is marketing before starting with a plant sterols supplement.