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Abstract Title:

Effect of Cinnamon Tea on Postprandial Glucose Concentration.

Abstract Source:

J Diabetes Res. 2015 ;2015:913651. Epub 2015 Jul 14. PMID: 26258147

Abstract Author(s):

Maria Alexandra Bernardo, Maria Leonor Silva, Elisabeth Santos, Margarida Maria Moncada, José Brito, Luis Proença, Jaipaul Singh, Maria Fernanda de Mesquita

Article Affiliation:

Maria Alexandra Bernardo

Abstract:

Glycaemic control, in particular at postprandial period, has a key role in prevention of different diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular events. Previous studies suggest that postprandial high blood glucose levels (BGL) can lead to an oxidative stress status, which is associated with metabolic alterations. Cinnamon powder has demonstrated a beneficial effect on postprandial glucose homeostasis in animals and human models. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of cinnamon tea (C. burmannii) on postprandial capillary blood glucose level on nondiabetic adults. Participants were given oral glucose tolerance test either with or without cinnamon tea in a randomized clinical trial. The data revealed that cinnamon tea administration slightly decreased postprandial BGL. Cinnamon tea ingestion also results in a significantly lower postprandial maximum glucose concentration and variation of maximum glucose concentration (p<0.05). Chemical analysis showed that cinnamon tea has a high antioxidant capacity, which may be due to its polyphenol content. The present study provides evidence that cinnamon tea, obtained from C. burmannii, could be beneficial for controlling glucose metabolism in nondiabetic adults during postprandial period.

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