South Korean scientists from the Dunguk city conducted a study, in which they studied the effect of Cinnamon on weight loss. They published their results in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Scientists used two groups of mice in their study. Researchers fed them normal or high-fat food within 4 months. Scientists added Cinnamon to the diet of the experimental group. A few months later, mice, which consumed plant extract, showed a significant decrease in body weight. At the same time, they had low biomarkers of diabetes.
It’s worth noting that scientists conducted an autopsy of experimental animals. After analyzing the liver tissue, the team noted that Cinnamon extract suppresses lipid accumulation and reduces the size of fat cells. Two main factors, that cause obesity, disappear.
The new results were similar to studies conducted by scientists from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute (LSI). The researchers found that cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil responsible for the unique taste of cinnamon, boosts metabolism. This causes thermogenesis in fat cells. As a result, the body burns fat for energy. In addition, cinnamon can reduce blood sugar, total cholesterol, and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon is a very popular spice in food and drink. Herbalists from Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have used it for treatment for many centuries. Modern nutritionists show great interest in Cinnamon for losing weight. In addition, traditional Chinese medicine uses this plant to normalize blood circulation and warm the body.