Spoonful of cinnamon may help diabetics
(Aug) 00:Aug 24, 2000
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Thursday August 24 1:53 PM ET Spoonful of cinnamon may help diabetics
By Suzanne Rostler
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- People with type 2 diabetes may
improve their ability to regulate their blood sugar by adding a little
spice to their life, report researchers.
The news release describes an interview by Ms. Rostler with Dr. Richard
Anderson, from the Beltsville, Maryland Human Nutrition Center, a division of
the US Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Anderson found both in cultured cells and in animals, that cinnamon
improves insulin sensitivity in adipocytes. This work has not been
published. Interested persons should follow the ADA 2000 abstracts for
further information. A link to these will be availabe on HDCN once posted on
Of interest is a recent paper available from the National Library of
Medicine's PubMed site:
by Onderoglu et al, J Pharm Pharmacol 51:1305-1312.