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Recognizing researchers who advance the understanding of the health benefits of culinary spices and herbs

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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Anderson, the 2018 recipient of the ASN McCormick Science Institute Research Award.

This annual award is presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

Studies of Dr. Anderson demonstrate that cinnamon may be important in the preservation of proper insulin function and the prevention and alleviation of risk factors of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and related diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, some forms of cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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