Heart Beat: Spicy medicine, or just spice?

Heart Beat

Spicy medicine, or just spice?

Published: November, 2006

An announcement in 2003 by Pakistani and American researchers certainly added some spice to controlling cholesterol and blood sugar. Their study of 60 people with type 2 diabetes showed that taking capsules of powdered cinnamon lowered blood sugar, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and triglycerides. This trio is a common problem for people with diabetes.

That was all it took to jump start a mini-industry in cinnamon-containing supplements and extracts.

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