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Cinnamon is an unlikely weapon in the fight against Covid-19


Cinnamon is an unlikely weapon in the fight against Covid-19

Diabetics and prediabetics would do well to acquaint themselves with the spice’s properties

Senior features writer

Sugar and spice, and all things nice, are chefs’ favourites. Now a new study shows that spice, specifically cinnamon, could help prediabetics to control their blood sugar levels, unlike their nemesis, sugar.

Cinnamon could slow the advancement of type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar control in prediabetics, the research, published in the Journal of Endocrine Society (https://academic.oup.com/jes) on Tuesday, found.

Prior research in animals has suggested cinnamaldehyde — the oil that gives flavour to cinnamon — gets fat cells to burn energy in mice and protect against obesity, while in pigs it cools down their stomachs and improves their health...

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