BBC Science Focus

CINNAMON MAY HELP THOSE WITH PREDIABETE­S

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Around seven million people in the UK have prediabete­s, a condition that occurs when blood sugar levels are raised and can often lead to the developmen­t of type 2 diabetes. But now, a 12-week study carried out by researcher­s at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachuse­tts, has found that taking a 500mg tablet of cinnamon three times a day may help to lower blood glucose levels and improve the body’s response to eating a meal with carbohydra­tes. While the study was small, it could help inform further research.

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