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Cinnamon and Health Review Paper
Gruenwald J, Freder J and Armbruester N
Cinnamon has been used to flavor food and promote health for centuries. Pre-clinical evidence suggests that cinnamon is high in antioxidants and may help with inflammation, cardiovascular function, and glucose/insulin regulation. Studies in humans have suggested that cinnamon may play a role in glucose and insulin regulation. However, there are only very few well-controlled clinical studies. Further research is needed before definitive recommendations can be made.
- Gruenwald J, Freder J, Armbruester N. Cinnamon and health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2010 Oct;50(9):822-34. View the abstract.