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Table 3—

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

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum cholesterol level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
4.91 ± 0.23a 4.32 ± 0.21b 4.32 ± 0.27b 4.09 ± 0.30b 
5.51 ± 0.29a 4.76 ± 0.32b 4.09 ± 0.26c 4.03 ± 0.34c 
5.30 ± 0.22a 4.63 ± 0.21b 4.65 ± 0.24b 4.86 ± 0.19b 
Placebo 1 4.58 ± 0.28b 4.67 ± 0.35b 4.58 ± 0.31b 4.78 ± 0.31a 
Placebo 2 4.81 ± 0.30a 4.71 ± 0.30a 5.04 ± 0.31a 4.94 ± 0.35a 
Placebo 3 5.51 ± 0.41c 5.69 ± 0.44ab 5.66 ± 0.43bc 5.84 ± 0.42a 
Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum cholesterol level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
4.91 ± 0.23a 4.32 ± 0.21b 4.32 ± 0.27b 4.09 ± 0.30b 
5.51 ± 0.29a 4.76 ± 0.32b 4.09 ± 0.26c 4.03 ± 0.34c 
5.30 ± 0.22a 4.63 ± 0.21b 4.65 ± 0.24b 4.86 ± 0.19b 
Placebo 1 4.58 ± 0.28b 4.67 ± 0.35b 4.58 ± 0.31b 4.78 ± 0.31a 
Placebo 2 4.81 ± 0.30a 4.71 ± 0.30a 5.04 ± 0.31a 4.94 ± 0.35a 
Placebo 3 5.51 ± 0.41c 5.69 ± 0.44ab 5.66 ± 0.43bc 5.84 ± 0.42a 

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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