Effects of cinna
Effects of cinnamon on glucose control in glucose intolerant patients
Moraveji M., MS.c¹, Sahebalzamani M., PhD² (Corresponding author), Safaee M., MS. c³
1. Dept of nursing, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran.
2. Assistant Professor of Islamic Azad University Medical branch, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran, Iran.
3. Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical branch, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract: Background and purpose: According to previous studies, cinnamon may have a positive effect on the glycaemic control and the lipid profile in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2. The aim of this study was to determine whether cinnamon improves fasting plasma glucose and blood sugar. Methods and Materials: We chose 50 volunteer glucose intolerance patients (28 female & 22male) as the study samples with cross sectional sampling method .The study samples were in 54.74 +_7.10 years age group(Mean+_ Standard deviation) ,underwent a three phase Oral Glucose Tolerance Test(OGTT) supplemented with either a 5g placebo (control OGTT),5g cinnamon (Cinnamon OGTT)in second phase ,and 5g cinnamon 12 hours before OGTT (OGTT 12 hours before)in third phase. .Findings :Cinnamon ingestion along with oral glucose solution and also 12 hours before the test ,caused reduction in blood glucose level of the samples (p<0.001) ,but it had not any effect on their fasting blood sugar (p<0.831). Conclusion: This study revealed that cinnamon spices supplementation causes blood glucose control, and not only are its effects immediate, they also appear to be sustained for 12 h.
[Moraveji M., Sahebalzamani M., Safaee M. Effects of cinnamon on glucose control in glucose intolerant patients. Life Sci J 2013; 10(1):438-440] (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 69
Keywords: Cinnamon, Blood sugar, Glucose intolerance Full Text 69