Cinnamon Regulates Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure

A study was performed to determine the effect of cinnamon on blood glucose and blood pressure. The researchers recruited 58 patients with type 2 diabetes average age 54 and were randomly assigned to receive either 2 g of cinnamon or placebo daily for 12 weeks. The results were mean systolic and diastolic pressures were significantly reduced in the cinnamon group. Also, HbA1c was significantly reduced in the cinnamon group. There was also a significant reduction in fasting glucose, waist circumference and body mass in the cinnamon group and the changes were not as significant in the placebo group. In conclusion, the intake of 2 g of cinnamon for 12 weeks showed reduction in HbA1c levels, mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure within patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. These results indicate that cinnamon should be considered in addition to standard therapy to regulate blood glucose and blood pressure levels to treat patients with type 2 diabetes.

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