According to recent reports, cinnamon, once trumpeted as an aid in controlling blood sugar levels, might not be an ideal supplement for all diabetics .
A research team investigated 43 adults and found that cinnamon supplements did little to control blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels or insulin levels. However, past studies have shown that cinnamon could have a positive influence on blood sugar levels amongst type 2 diabetics.
The team, at the University of Oklahoma, studied the influence of cinnamon on type 2 diabetic patients. Some took cinnamon, others a placebo, and the researchers compared the results. The team found very little difference in average levels of cholesterol, insulin or blood sugar.
The research team concluded that further studies were needed to finally establish how cinnamon affects diabetes, and whether it can be of any use.

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