(Natural News) A new study by American researchers found that daily supplementation with an extract of cinnamon may boost antioxidants in the body, which may alleviate oxidative stress associated with metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome affects about 32 percent of American adults, and is characterized by obesity – especially around the midsection – hypertension and reduces both glucose metabolism and insulin. The syndrome is associated with an increased risk in the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The study’s principal investigator, Dr. Anne-Marie Roussel of the Joseph Fourier University in France has recruited 24 participants with impaired fasting blood glucose for a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Patients were divided into two groups randomly divided: one received a daily dose of 500 mg of extract of cinnamon (Cinnulin PF Neutraceuticals of Integrity), and the second received a placebo for 12 weeks.
At the conclusion of the study, researchers found that the extract of cinnamon in the group, the levels of plasma and plasma antioxidant SH levels were significantly increased, compared with the placebo group. Plasma levels of a reactive compounds associated with oxidative stress – malondialdehyde (MDA) – were also lower in the group of cinnamon, remains unchanged in the placebo group.
“This study tells us that the active components found in cinnamon extract may be helpful in reducing the risk of these diseases by ensuring the protection of cells against oxidation damage,” said Dr. Richard Anderson, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who collaborated in the study. “People with impaired insulin function are more at risk of developing life-threatening chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States”
Previous animal studies have linked daily consumption of the extract of cinnamon reduces blood pressure and hypertension, as well as lower levels of blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
Consumer advocate Mike Adams, author of “How to Halt Diabetes in 25 days,” said cinnamon is widely used as a regulator of blood sugar in diabetics.
“Now, with this latest survey, we learn that cinnamon also protects the body from oxidative damage,” said Adams. “So it is the perfect herbal medicines for diabetics.”
There are many taking advantage of cinnamon, especially for health. Many of them (cinnamon) from the Indonesian, especially in Kerinchi, Jambi.
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