Friday, December 23, 2016
Cinnamon Lowers Diabetes Risk
During the 12-week study, 22 obese participants with impaired blood glucose values -- "prediabetes" -- were divided randomly into two groups and given either a placebo or 250 milligrams (mgs) of a dried water-soluble cinnamon extract twice daily along with their usual diets. Blood was collected after an overnight fast at the beginning of the study, after six weeks, and after 12 weeks to measure the changes in blood glucose and antioxidants.
The study demonstrated that the cinnamon improved a number of antioxidant variables by as much as 13 to 23 percent, and lowered blood glucose by an equivalent percentage. More details on the study can be found in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
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Artwork: Cinnamon Sticks