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Table 1—

Effects of cinnamon on glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum glucose level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
11.6 ± 1.7a 10.5 ± 1.8ab 8.7 ± 1.6c 9.7 ± 1.4bc 
11.4 ± 1.2a 9.9 ± 1.1ab 9.4 ± 1.1b 9.9 ± 1.6ab 
13.0 ± 1.4a 10.2 ± 1.3bc 9.2 ± 1.5c 11.4 ± 1.8ab 
Placebo 1 12.2 ± 1.0a 12.7 ± 0.8a 12.4 ± 1.1a 12.6 ± 1.0a 
Placebo 2 12.4 ± 1.0a 11.8 ± 0.9a 12.7 ± 1.0a 12.6 ± 1.3a 
Placebo 3 16.7 ± 1.4a 16.7 ± 1.6a 16.8 ± 1.7a 17.0 ± 1.3a 
Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum glucose level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
11.6 ± 1.7a 10.5 ± 1.8ab 8.7 ± 1.6c 9.7 ± 1.4bc 
11.4 ± 1.2a 9.9 ± 1.1ab 9.4 ± 1.1b 9.9 ± 1.6ab 
13.0 ± 1.4a 10.2 ± 1.3bc 9.2 ± 1.5c 11.4 ± 1.8ab 
Placebo 1 12.2 ± 1.0a 12.7 ± 0.8a 12.4 ± 1.1a 12.6 ± 1.0a 
Placebo 2 12.4 ± 1.0a 11.8 ± 0.9a 12.7 ± 1.0a 12.6 ± 1.3a 
Placebo 3 16.7 ± 1.4a 16.7 ± 1.6a 16.8 ± 1.7a 17.0 ± 1.3a 

Data are means ± SD.

*

Ten individuals in each group;

means followed by different superscript letters in the same row are significantly different at P < 0.05.

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