In the study, researchers fed rats cinnamon supplements for 12 weeks along with a high-fat diet. They found:
The rats weighed less and had less belly fat and healthier levels of sugar, insulin and fat in their blood, compared to rats that did not receive cinnamon with their high-fat foods;
Rats fed cinnamon also had fewer molecules involved in the body’s fat-storing process and more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules that protect the body from the damages of stress.
The results suggest that cinnamon may reduce the effects of a high-fat diet, researchers said.
Vijaya Juturu, Ph.D., OmniActive Health Technologies Inc, Morristown, NJ.