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Updated 17 October 2013

Cinnamon may fix irregular menstrual cycles

Research suggests that cinnamon may help jump-start irregular menstrual cycles in women affected by a common infertility disorder.

Cinnamon has long been used to add flavour to sweet and savoury foods. Now, preliminary research suggests the spice may also help jump-start irregular menstrual cycles in women affected by a common infertility disorder.

The study was scheduled for presentation at a meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Boston.

Polycystic ovary syndrome "is one of the most common causes why women don't have regular menstrual cycles," Kort said. "But the clinical consequences later in life are truly great from an increased risk of diabetes and glucose intolerance to endometrial cancer. Many women can go their whole lives without regular menstrual cycles, and it doesn't necessarily bother them until they want to have children."

Data and conclusions presented at scientific conferences are typically considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

 
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