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Table 4—

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

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum LDL level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
2.66 ± 0.12a 2.28 ± 0.15b 2.48 ± 0.10ab 2.35 ± 0.13b 
2.77 ± 0.18a 2.43 ± 0.28ab 2.04 ± 0.19bc 1.97 ± 0.18c 
2.87 ± 0.18a 2.56 ± 0.13b 2.59 ± 0.16b 2.72 ± 0.11ab 
Placebo 1 2.30 ± 0.22a 2.30 ± 0.31a 2.20 ± 0.22a 2.40 ± 0.22a 
Placebo 2 2.56 ± 0.25a 2.40 ± 0.22a 2.66 ± 0.27a 2.79 ± 0.27a 
Placebo 3 3.03 ± 0.31b 3.15 ± 0.33ab 3.28 ± 0.34a 3.36 ± 0.37a 
Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum LDL level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
2.66 ± 0.12a 2.28 ± 0.15b 2.48 ± 0.10ab 2.35 ± 0.13b 
2.77 ± 0.18a 2.43 ± 0.28ab 2.04 ± 0.19bc 1.97 ± 0.18c 
2.87 ± 0.18a 2.56 ± 0.13b 2.59 ± 0.16b 2.72 ± 0.11ab 
Placebo 1 2.30 ± 0.22a 2.30 ± 0.31a 2.20 ± 0.22a 2.40 ± 0.22a 
Placebo 2 2.56 ± 0.25a 2.40 ± 0.22a 2.66 ± 0.27a 2.79 ± 0.27a 
Placebo 3 3.03 ± 0.31b 3.15 ± 0.33ab 3.28 ± 0.34a 3.36 ± 0.37a 

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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