What diabetics should know about Cinnamon
Good Day Everybody! Hope you are all doing well and half way to accomplishing the days tasks and goals! I wanted to share with you some information regarding Cinnamon and the benefits to diabetics and daily activity and well being.
There has been a study conducted from the Imperial College in London which has concluded that a daily dose of two grams of Cinnamon for 12 weeks may improve blood pressure measures and blood sugar levels in people with Type- 2 diabetes.
According to findings of the randomized, placebo-controlled,
double-blind clinical trial, the spice may be considered as a
beneficial supplement to the conventional diabetes medications.
The two gram dose of cinnamon administered in the study
was determined to be safe and well tolerated over the 12 weeks of treatment, according to the researchers in Diabetic Medicine. It was further stated that the short-term effects of the use of cinnamon for patients with Type 2
diabetes look promising.
The study adds to a growing body of research reporting that
active compounds in cinnamon may improve parameters
associated with diabetes.
With the large number of people who are affected by diabetes,
new, non-drug approaches to reduce the risk of diabetes are
becoming increasing attractive.
The statistics are particularly startling in the US, where almost
24 million people live with diabetes, equal to 8 per cent of the
population. The total costs are thought to be as much as
$174 billion, with $116 billion being direct costs from medication,
according to 2005-2007 American Diabetes Association figures.
The Study Details:
The researchers recruited 58 people with type-2 diabetes and
an average age of 55, and randomly assigned them to receive
a daily supplement containing a daily two gram dose of cinnamon
(Cinnamomum cassia) or placebo for 12 weeks.
At the end of the study the results indicated that the cinnamon
supplement was associated with a mean decrease in systolic
and diastolic blood pressure of 3.4 and 5.0 mmHg, respectively.
No significant reductions were recorded in the placebo group.
In terms of blood sugar, the researchers noted a reduction in
levels of glycated hemoglobin (used to measure blood sugar
levels) over 12 weeks from 8.22 to 7.86 percent in the cinnamon
group, compared with an increase in the placebo group from
8.55 to 8.68 percent over 12 weeks.
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