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Photo: denira (Shutterstock) Sometimes, when I want to feel mad, I read about the crap the internet tries to pass off as weight loss hacks. Because they are all so, so bad. Articles about weight loss hacks never actually include hacks, but the headline always swears they do. A recent example: this Telegraph article titled, and I swear I am not making this up, “Why drinking vinegar could be the secret to midlife weight loss.” The article does not actually tell us why vinegar could be the secret to midlife weight loss, because it can’t do that, because it isn’t. Instead, the writer taste-tests different vinegar-based beverages. They taste good, it turns out. Nobody who has ever enjoyed a sip of lemonade should be surprised that sour ingredients can make a drink taste refreshing. But while the writer was making this discovery for herself, they forgot to cover the weight loss hack. We’ve previously written about whether vinegar will help you lose weight here , so I’m not going to bother debunking the headline’s claim directly. (Bottom line: no, science has not shown vinegar to be a weight-loss elixir. It has, on a few occasions, shown that one of the chemical components of vinegar can cause subtle shifts in gene expression in rats. That’s not the same thing, and anybody who implies they are the same is a bad person and they should feel bad.) I will bother to say that I hate these articles (and TikTok videos, and […]