X-Message-Number: 24925
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 20:57:37 -0400
Subject: For Those Concerned with Cholesterol, Lipids and Blood Sugar

Cinnamon supplementation for lowering cholesterol:

Two recent research papers describe the effects of cinnamon supplements on 
blood cholesterol levels. In experiments with rats, dietary cinnamate (a 
component of cinnamon) reduced both the production of cholesterol and the 
'peroxidation' of lipids. Lipid peroxidation is a process whereby 
unsaturated fats are converted to substances that damage other tissues and 
are thought to be responsible for some of the symptoms of such diseases as 
Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers.

A clinical study in people with type 2 diabetes showed that cinnamon 
supplementation at 1-6 g/day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL 
cholesterol, and total cholesterol.

Link to report about nondiabetic rats:


Link to report about diabetic humans:


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