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Cinnamon and Health Review Paper

Gruenwald J, Freder J and Armbruester N

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October 2010-- German researchers summarize the in vitro, animal, and human evidence for the potential health benefits of cinnamon. View abstract.

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.

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    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.
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