Washington: A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by 31 percent in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the leading cancer killer of women.

The study results were reported at a cancer conference in Chicago recently, reported a news channel.
Vinegar swabbed onto the cervix can cause abnormal cells to change color, a warning sign that further testing is needed.

Cancer experts hope that the vinegar test could be used in many poor countries that cannot afford Pap tests and that it could save 73,000 lives worldwide each year.