Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes
In this study 60 people with type 2 diabetes (30 mne/30 women) between the age of 46 to 58 were given various dosages of Cinnamon or placebo for 40 days. Cinnamon reduced fasting blood glucose by 18-29%, triglycerides by 23-30%, LDL-cholesterol by 7-27%, and total cholesterol by 12-26%. There were no significant changes in the placebo group. Using Cinnamon in patients with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study is published in the December 2003 issue of the journal Diabetes Care.
Aqueous Extract of Cinnamon reduces fasting blood sugar in diabetics on oral drugs
In this study 79 patients with Type 2 diabetes who were taking medication other than insulin or on a strict diet were given an Aqueous Extract of Cinnamon corresponding to 3 grams of Cinnamon a day for 4 months or an inactive placebo. The Cinnamon Extract caused the fasting blood glucose to drop by 10.3% on average, far more than placebo (3.4%). The study is published in the May 2006 issue of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.