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Posted by: lila | 2011/02/27

does cinnamon improve diabetes?

Does cinnamon help to improve diabetes? And how?

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hi

yes, Cinnamon helps to with insulin sensitivity. A dose of 1grams has shown to be effective (about a teaspoon).
The olyphenolic polymers such as hydroxychalcone found in cassia cinnamon seem to potentiate insulin action. These compounds seem to increase phosphorylation of the insulin receptor, which increases insulin sensitivity. Increased insulin sensitivity may improve blood glucose control and lipid levels. Cinnamon extracts also seem to activate glycogen synthetase and increase glucose uptake

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Dr Debbie
www.drdebbie.co.za

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